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Review: Patrice Leconte's Edgeless Drama 'A Promise' Starring Rebecca Hall

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 15, 2014 6:28 PM
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A Promise
He’s fallen out of favor a bit in the last few years, but there was a time when Patrice Leconte was one of the most popular foreign filmmakers in the U.S. While he was never a favorite with the hipper critics, over the 1990s and early 2000s, films like “Ridicule,” “ The Girl On The Bridge,” “The Man On The Train” and “Intimate Strangers” became staples on the festival circuit, won BAFTAs and Cesars, and became sizeable arthouse hits.

Watch: First Trailer For Patrice Leconte's 'A Promise' Starring Rebecca Hall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 30, 2013 1:25 PM
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A Promise
Running into the fall festival with appearances at Venice and TIFF, the latest from French filmmaker Patrice Leconte ("Man On The Train," "My Best Friend"), the English language "A Promise," failed to make much of a splash. So even as the film still needs to find a U.S. distribution, it's gearing up for release overseas and the first trailer has landed for the movie.

Venice Review: Patrice Leconte’s ‘A Promise’ Starring Rebecca Hall, Richard Madden & Alan Rickman

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 5, 2013 9:23 AM
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He’s fallen out of favor a bit in the last few years, but there was a time when Patrice Leconte was one of the most popular foreign filmmakers in the U.S. While he was never a favorite with the hipper critics, over the 1990s and early 2000s, films like “Ridicule,” “ The Girl On The Bridge,” “The Man On The Train” and “Intimate Strangers” became staples on the festival circuit, won BAFTAs and Cesars, and became sizeable arthouse hits Stateside.

New Pics From Fall Festival Films Including 'Devil's Knot,' 'Night Moves,' 'The Sacrament,' 'Wolf Creek 2' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2013 10:57 AM
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Cinephiles are earning their airmiles over the next couple of weeks as Venice, Telluride and TIFF explode with literally hundreds of films, all looking for attention, distribution and/or awards season consideration. But among the mix of high profile titles are some down 'n dirty genre flicks too. Either way, we've got a batch of new images for your eyeballs from a number of movies traveling the globe so let's get to it.

TIFF First Looks: Clive Owen & Juliette Binoche In 'Words And Pictures' Plus Rebecca Hall In 'A Promise'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 13, 2013 10:57 AM
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Toronto is in the final push of getting things ready for TIFF and it looks like the red carpets will be even starrier, and premieres even bigger than previously thought. With over 80 new films announced today, there won't be a moment to spare this year at the festival, and even more peeks at the upcoming films have arrived.

TIFF 2013: 'How I Live Now,' 'Southcliffe,' 'A Field In England,' 'Therese,' 'Blood Ties,' 'Child Of God' & More Added

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 13, 2013 10:11 AM
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Saoirse Ronan, How I Live Now
As if the 2013 lineup for the Toronto International Film Festival could not get any more stacked and outstanding, here comes another batch of titles that are sure to send the schedules of those attending into what will likely be a ridiculous slate of back-to-back-to-back-to-back movie days. But who's complaining?

Venice 2013: First Images & Poster For Patrice Leconte's 'A Promise' Starring Rebecca Hall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2013 5:05 PM
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While we all know the major players that are emerging on the fall festival circuit, it's easy to forget there are a lot of other movies flying well below the radar at the moment, that could turn out to be a surprise. And one we have our eye on is "Man On The Train" and "My Best Friend" director Patrice Leconte's "A Promise" (aka "Une Promesse").

Rebecca Hall Makes 'A Promise' With Patrice Leconte Based On Stefan Zweig's 'Journey Into The Past'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 7, 2012 10:42 AM
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Actress Rebecca Hall seems to have been quite underrated by Hollywood’s eye for some time now, even after giving a number of fine performances in well-respected films like Woody Allen’s “Vicky Christina Barcelona” and Ben Affleck’s 2010 directorial effort “The Town” – neither of which she really seemed to get a ton of credit for. Well, she’s looking to earn a serious profile upgrade after being cast in the Shane Black-directed “Iron Man 3,” and now has another interesting prospect on her slate of upcoming films.

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