If you love Downton Abbey but loathe the hiatus, IFC might have you covered. According to Variety, the independent distributor have snatched up Donald Rice‘s Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, a film about rich people acting British and romantic in a period setting.
It’s good, though. I saw the film at Tribeca this past April, finding it to be a well-tuned mixture of comedy and aching longing that you don’t get quite enough of in theaters nowadays. (Our review reflects my own thoughts pretty well.) The cast is pretty impressive one, by the way, with Felicity Jones and Luke Treadaway (Attack the Block) proving capable as two former lovers who, perhaps, against all reason, want to get back together. (The likes of Elizabeth McGovern and Mackenzie Crook add to the background.) It’s very mannered and detailed, the sort of thing you’d expect from this kind of story. If that’s your thing, keep an eye out.
There’s no word on a release date, though I’d expect Cheerful Weather to hit theaters and VOD simultaneously.
On a related note, Variety also report that Kino Lorber and Tribeca Film made the move on All Together, which will open in theaters on October 19th and see a VOD release on the 22nd. The Stéphane Robelin-helmed comedy stars Jane Fonda — in her first French outing since Godard‘s 1972 film-essay Tout va bien — Geraldine Chaplin, Claude Rich, Guy Bedos, and Pierre Richard as five elderly folks who make a home together; conflict emerges when the quintet “uncover long-buried secrets and ignite jealous passions that imperil the whole experiment.” Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds, Rush) also stars.
Does Cheerful Weather hold any appeal, going off what’s been said? How about All Together?
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