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TIFF 6ix: Xavier Dolan goes Anglophone

This week's essential links, plus Jessica Chastain serving looks

May 12, 2017

Leave me to do my dark bidding
(on the internet)

Nosferatu, the German Expressionist horror film by F. W. Murnau, is silent no longer. AlmapBBDO partnered with Getty Images to create a promotional campaign for their audio stock called “THE NONSILENT FILM,” which adds Getty and iStock audio to the 1922 Nosferatu visuals. You can watch the film in its entirety online, and also get a behind-the-scenes look at the process through their making-of videos and “sound view."

"They have balls."

A who's who of filmmakers and actors, including Barry Jenkins, Sofia Coppola, and Denis Villeneuve, break down how A24 — a new distribution company with an instinct for cool — has managed to disrupt Hollywood in only four years. Also: big ups to GQ’s graphic designer Eddie Guy on the gorgeous rendition of Colin Farrell as an actual lobster (below).

Eddie Guy, GQ

Winner of the Avery

Joanna Robinson and Vanity Fair gathered seven writers to discuss why the 1985 CBC mini-series Anne of Green Gables, starring Megan Follows and directed by Kevin Sullivan, is the platonic ideal of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne Shirley on screen.

She's prayin'

Though there’s not a Fräulein Maria or Whoopi in sight, Anna Silman investigates the “Nunnaissance” that is taking place in pop culture right now, citing films like The Innocents, The Little Hours, and Novitiate.

The Little Hours

The Innocents

I’ll see you again in 25 years

For Variety, director David Lynch recounted his red room vision to revisit his cult classic Twin Peaks, and the rollercoaster journey that it took to bring Laura Palmer back from the dead — figuratively speaking.

He’s still not 30

Though not at Cannes this year, Xavier Dolan’s still in the giving mood this May. The Québécois director released production photos and stills from his first English-language film, The Death and Life of John F. Donavan, which stars Dolan’s pal Jessica Chastain and almost half of Hollywood. Now let’s spend the remainder of the day obsessing over Dolan's Wong Kar-Wai–like aesthetic while quietly sobbing over how accomplished he is at only 28.