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Robert Pattinson & David Cronenberg Talk "Cosmopolis" At The Portuguese Press Conference
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Dozens of fans are lining up to see the actor Robert Pattinson in Lisbon, whose film is scheduled to premiere tonight CCB
The director David Cronenberg and actor Robert Pattinson were at the Centro Cultural de Belem in Lisbon today, at a press conference on the film 'Cosmopolis', produced by Paulo Branco Portuguese, while dozens of fans in the street are waiting for the premiere, scheduled for tonight.
The film, which premiered in official selection of Cannes Film Festival in France last week, but did not take any prizes, has its second public exhibition in Lisbon, a premiere at the CCB, at 20:30, which will be Cronenberg and the film's protagonist, Robert Pattinson. A second premiere scheduled for 22:00 in the Monumental cinema, also with the presence of both.
In a meeting today with the press, the Canadian director and British actor, accompanied by producer Paulo Branco were telling some details about the shooting of the film, an adaptation of the novel's namesake American writer Don DeLillo.
At the entrance of the CCB, which is already placed on the red carpet, there were close to twenty Pattinson fans gathered at about 12:00. They have kept a place for the night so that they can see the premiere. Among them were four Spanish from Valladolid, who are on site since Monday night according to the agency Lusa.
'Cosmopolis' joins for the first time, David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson, after he has been the protagonist of the vampire saga "Twilight," a box office success worldwide.
Robert Pattinson plays the role of a millionaire, Eric Packer, who wants to go through New York in a limousine for a haircut.
The trip, which lasts a whole day, is a metaphor for his life and character of its own destruction until a final showdown - a crucial dialogue from the movie - with a former employee (the actor Paul Giamatti).
"They were the dialogues from the book that gave me the certainty that this could be a movie. They were dramatic, interesting. Don DeLillo has very specific conversations and transcribed them all for [the argument], "Cronenberg said, quoted by Lusa.
Robert Pattinson, who is in "Cosmopolis" the first major dramatic role of his career, admitted he was "alarmed" at the beginning of the shooting because he did not know if the film would work, since it had too much script, the story is happening inside a limousine and he appeared in almost every scene.
After making the movie, the actor admits that now thinking about the representation and the film differently. Regarded as protagonist of the sequel to "Hunger Games - Hunger Games' are not known plans for new movies on the agenda of the actor. Pattinson says he does not know that other characters would like to represent in the future, but has a wish: "I just hope to make good characters."
Cronenberg caused a hearty laugh at the press conference when he said that Pattinson chose because "it was cheap, was available and was directed by filmmaker."
"I saw some interviews of him on Youtube and it showed me how, if you have sense of humor. you could have fun in the long running, even though the film is heavy (...). I had to convince him, not because the movie was good, but because he was the right person for the role, "he said.
David Cronenberg, 69, author of films such as "Videodrome" (1983), 'The Fly' (1986), "Crash" (1996) and "A History of Violence" (2005), said he is still digesting everything the film represents.
"We showed the film at Cannes and it was the first time I saw it in public. I still do not know what the movie brought to my life, but it already had an impact. We have been quoting parts of the movie. The film has many meanings, "he said.
This was the first time that Paul Branco worked with David Cronenberg, who suggested the adaptation of the novel by Don DeLillo.
'Cosmopolis', which has commercial it's debut in Portugal on Thursday, is considered an independent film and low cost, with a budget of 15 million euros.
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