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Blonde

Venezia 79 Competition

Director:
Andrew Dominik
Production:
Plan B Entertainment (Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner)
Running Time:
166’
Language:
English
Country:
USA
Main Cast:
Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel, Julianne Nicholson, Lily Fisher
Screenplay:
Andrew Dominik
Cinematographer:
Chayse Irvin
Editor:
Adam Robinson
Music:
Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
Sound:
Lisa Pinero
From the novel:Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
Note:Age 14+

Synopsis

Based on the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde boldly reimagines the life of one of Hollywood’s most enduring icons, Marilyn Monroe. From her volatile childhood as Norma Jeane, through her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, Blonde blurs the lines of fact and fiction to explore the widening split between her public and private selves.

Director’s Statement

Is it possible to see the world outside of our traumas, outside of our fears and desires? And if you’re an object of desire, is the world seeing you, or its own projected needs?
Marilyn Monroe once said: “When you’re famous, you’re always running into people’s unconscious.” How does an unwanted child deal with becoming the most wanted woman in the world? Does it require her to split herself in half? Turn a dazzling image toward the world, as the unwanted self suffocates within. And isn’t cinema itself a desire machine? Did we somehow kill her by watching?
She exists now, like the dust of an exploded star, as thousands of images that float in our collective unconscious, in movies, in photographs, on walls, in advertisements, on the side of air conditioning vans and—like a star—her light is still traveling towards us, though she herself is long extinguished.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner – Plan B Entertainment
9150 Wilshire Blvd
90212 – Beverly Hills, United States of America

WORLD SALES: Netflix
cmason@netflix.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Netflix
cmason@netflix.com

PRESS OFFICE: Emily Salkin, Melody Monfreda – DDA
blonde@ddapr.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Benedetta Lucherini, Daniele Massironi, Gianluca Pignatelli
benny@studiolucherinipignatelli.it
daniele@studiolucherinipignatelli.it
gianluca@studiolucherinipignatelli.it


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