Monday, August 8, 2011

One Day - Trailer


I don't usually post posters & trailers for romantic dramas with terrible, cheesy voice overs, based on 'Best Selling' chicklit novels, but I have a good reason for doing so: Lone Scherfig.

One Day is directed by Danish director Lone Scherfig, whose Italian for Beginners - is possibly the only happy film made under Lars Von Trier & Thomas Vinterberg's Dogme 95 rules for 'purified' filmmaking (no props, no soundtrack, only natural lighting...) - & is perfectly charming without losing its intelligence. Scherfig also made 2009's great, Oscar-nominated, An Education. 

In both films, Scherfig showed a gift for bringing to life both the joy and the folly of her characters. An Education also sported warm period details that felt more lived in than your average period wardrobes / sets.

One Day seems to chart the relationship between Emma and Dexter over 20 years, by meeting up with them on only one day per year - the anniversary of the first day they met. Sounds a bit mushy, but Sturgess and Hathaway are good actors, even though Hathaway will be risking a british accent & asking us to 'take her seriously' because she looks bookish. We hope for the best, at least.

One Day - Trailer:


Italian for Beginners - Trailer: