How damned difficult it is to inaugurate a festival like Sitges. An opening film is key for those attending the contest to start with enthusiasm, energy, good footing and good feelings about the cinematographic marathon that they have ahead and, knowing this, the organization can choose two variants: bet on insurance with a crowd pleaser manual that floods the applause room or risk and catch as many spectators off guard as possible.
When Vicky Krieps received the script for her latest film, “Bergman Island,” she knew immediately that he would sign, even though filming began in just three weeks and Krieps, who has two children, had a summer vacation planned with the kids. . . She was a longtime fan of director Mia Hansen-Løve, and had therefore … Read more