Jason Reitman’s latest film, "Men, Women and Children," will premiere at Gijón Film Festival.
The director, nominated four times Oscar nominee, won the Young Jury’s Special Award in FICX2007 for "Juno"
Adam Sandler in a dramatic role, just like the one he played Punch-Drunk-Love by Paul Thomas Anderson, the indie film Rosemary DeWitt muse (Rachel Getting Married, Your Sister’s Sister), Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club), Judy Greer (the Descendants, Love and OtheMen, women and children, four times Oscar nominee Jason Reitman’s (Juno and Up in the Air) latest film, , will be premiered in Spain in Gijon International Film Festival’s Official Selection, out of competition. The film premiered at the last Toronto Film Festival, tells a group story in which several teenagers and their parents try to live, cope and develop satisfying personal relationships in a world, our world, where the Internet is the main element. Constantly online kids mix with others whose their parents control even in the smallest details and adults with a scarce sexual life find comfort in the web while others dare to have face to face flings.
r Drugs) or Ansel Elgort (The fault in our stars), as well as British actress Emma Thompson doing the voice over, are some of the great performers starring in Men, women and children.
Jason Reitman is no stranger to FICX. In 2007 he won the Young Jury’s Special Award for Juno, and independent film was a hit with the critics and audiences alike and earned him his first Best Director Oscar nomination. He was nominated again to the same category in 2010 for Up in the Air, as well as to Best Screenplay and Best Film. Reitman's career as feature film director began in 2005 with Thank You for Smoking and includes the poignant comedy Young Adult (2011) and the drama A Life in Three Days (2013). Writer of some of his films, he is also a renowned producer of, among others, Sundance Film Festival’s latest winner, Whiplash.
Among his projects in recent years we can also find "Live reads" of popular Hollywood classics at LACMA museum in Los Angeles. In these events he meets with some of today’s best actors in order to direct them recreating the scripts of films like The Apartment, the Princess Bride, The Big Lebowski, Manhattan or Ghostbusters.
On a different note, the film Mr. Kaplan by Alvaro Brechner, can not be screened at FICX 52 as originally announced, due to a change in its release date that makes its presence at the festival impossible.
The Gijon International Film Festival (21-29 November) is organized by the city of Gijón, through Divertia, sponsored by the Gobierno del Principado de Asturias, the Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deportethe Media Programme of the European Union and Liberbank-Cajastur.