Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Jim Jarmusch's 'The Limits of Control' Now Playing

Cast, crew, friends and fans came downtown to attend the NY Premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s The Limits of Control. In addition to its remarkable cast, the premiere welcomed names from rock and roll, fashion, the art world and the downtown hipster scene in general.

Interview with Director/Writer Jim Jarmusch
Arrivals, Sunshine Theatre, NYC

Interview with Actor John Hurt
Arrivals, Sunshine Theatre, NYC

The Limits of Control is the new movie from filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers, Down by Law). The film is set in the striking and varied landscapes of contemporary Spain (both urban and otherwise). The location shoot there united the writer/director with acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love, Paranoid Park).

Isaach De Bankolé stars in the lead role for Mr. Jarmusch; this marks the duo’s fourth collaboration over nearly two decades, following Night on Earth, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and Coffee and Cigarettes. The Limits of Control also features several other actors with whom Mr. Jarmusch has previously worked, including Alex Descas, John Hurt, Youki Kudoh, Bill Murray, and Tilda Swinton; and actors new to his films, including Hiam Abbass, Gael García Bernal, Paz De La Huerta, Jean-François Stévenin, and Luis Tosar.

The Limits of Control is the story of a mysterious loner (played by Mr. De Bankolé), a stranger, whose activities remain meticulously outside the law. He is in the process of completing a job, yet he trusts no one, and his objectives are not initially divulged.

His journey, paradoxically both intently focused and dreamlike, takes him not only across Spain but also through his own consciousness.

Scene featuring Tilda Swinton as the "Blond".

The Limits of Control is now playing in select US theatres.


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