Tilda to star in “The Infinity Engine” & Chanel Cruise photos

Tilda is attached to star in “The Infinity Engine,” her fourth collaboration with director Lynn Hershman Leeson. Swinton will play a cat in the film. But not just any cat. She’ll play a rebel talking cat that glows because she has genetic code from a jellyfish. The cat is on a search for freedom, enlightenment, and humane humans in the halls of a biotechnology company (the character is based on the famous glowing cat designed to study feline immunodeficiency virus and, as a result HIV/AIDS).

“The Infinity Engine” joins “Conceiving Ada” and “Teknolust” (above) as the third in the trilogy Hershman Leeson and Swinton have made about women and technology. The two also worked together on “Strange Culture.”

The film’s synopsis is as follows:

‘The Infinity Engine’ follows one woman as she works with a phosphorescent talking cat to uncover the present state of biotechnological research–from genetic modification to 3D printing–and its consequences for all of humanity. The film is an emotionally charged thriller that forces us to ask the questions: Who will have the power to make the decisions that define the future of life? Who will benefit from these technologies?

Chanel Cruise 2014/15: Lagerfeld’s Middle Eastern masterpiece

Heels sinking gently into the sand, face glowing faintly in the evening heat, Tilda Swinton cut an even more exotically ghostly figure than usual as she mulled over the Chanel Cruise show she had just watched. “I’ve only been in Dubai 24 hours, so I’m not exactly an expert,” she pointed out when quizzed about its historical and geographical reference points. “But for me it was all my fantasies about 70s Dubai. A bit Marisa Berenson and 101 Arabian nights. It was a child’s eye view – but Karl’s always grazing in a fantasy world… I’m now stuck in the sand.”

Source: Telegraph

Cannes: Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, join Studiocanal Projects

Unveiling a promo-reel on Tuesday at Cannes, Studiocanal confirmed that Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Margot Robbie and Matthias Schoenaerts will topline the first English-language fiction feature from Italy’s Luca Guadagnino (“I Am Love”). Former Sony and Scott Free exec Michael Costigan will produce. Written by Dave Kajanich, and set on the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria, south of Guadagnino’s native Sicily, the untitled project was described as “a sexy thriller” by Studiocanal chairman-CEO Olivier Courson.

It is set for a summer shoot in Italy. Studiocanal is financing both pics and looks set to distribute them in France, Germany, the U.K., New Zealand and Australia, and selling the rest of the world on the duo.

Snowpiercer to open LA Film Fest

South Korean action film “Snowpiercer” will open the LA Film Festival on June 11, ahead of a June 27 general release, and following a barnstorming box office take in its homeland. With an international cast that stars Americans Chris Evans, Ed Harris and Octavia Spencer alongside Brits Jamie Bell, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton, Canadian actress Alison Pill, and South Koreans Song Kang-ho and Go Ah-sung.
Director Bong Joon-ho has already made a name for himself with 2006 monster flick “The Host,” in which Go featured, while Song took a leading role in Park Chan-wook’s “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance,” with Park serving as one of the “Snowpiercer” producers. Based on French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige,” “Snowpiercer” sees Evans’s character aboard a high-speed train built to survive a near-future ice age. Intolerable conditions compel him to lead a revolt against the ruling carriages, who live in a luxury far removed from the peasant class’s squalor. As a feature-length film, the 2 hour 6 minute “Snowpiercer” was subject to intense wrangling between Bong and distributor The Weinstein Company, which was not impressed with the director’s lengthy final cut.
But with an estimated budget of $39.2m, “Snowpiercer” claims an international take that has more than made its money back: Koreans contributed $59m to a $67m gross, with the film performing well in China, France and Italy, and Asian releases reaching Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan.

The Los Angeles Film Festival runs June 11-19 across various venues situated in downtown LA.

Tilda Swinton as Guest DJ on LA Radio Station KCRW

Tilda Swinton was a Guest DJ on LA public radio station KCRW. “Well, it’s a tough one to ask for only five pieces of music, so I was figuring, what are my internal soundtracks, particularly when working,” Swinton said on air. So what made up said internal soundtrack? David Bowie, Barry White, Bjork, Marilyn Manson and John C. Reilly in character as Dewey Cox. Quite the quintet. Tilda discussed the power of music, saying “like fragrance, music tends to kind of encapsulate a sensory relationship to a time. “I mean I always find it a strange question, you know, ‘do you like music?’ It’s like saying, ‘do you like oxygen?’ And also the idea of choosing any particular music is very strange to me. I have what they call a catholic taste.”

Find the full 10-minute show– streaming and as a download here. The 5 specific songs are also listed on the next page (but we thought maybe you’d like to be surprised).

Source: Variety & IndieWire

Tilda as speaker at the SXSW

The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW) has made a final announcement for their 14th annual festival announcing a final keynote speaker, the lineup for their conference and more films that will play at the festival that begins March 7. Festival is taking place in Austin, Texas, USA.

Tilda Swinton is one of the actors among with Jason Bateman, Mike Myers, Ralph Steadman & Robert Duval scheduled to speak at the festival.

Both “The Grand Budapest Hotel” & “Only Lovers Left Alive” are presented at the festival. Only Lovers Left Alive is listed under “Festival Favourites” which include acclaimed standouts & selected previous premieres from festivals around the world. The Grand Budapest Hotel is listed with extended Q&A Wes Anderson under “Special Events” which offers unusual, unexpected & unique film event one-offs.

Win for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival.
10 Highlights From Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and More at the ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Press Conference in Berlin