Just added pictures from “Che” Photocall in Cannes, today. And I simply can’t leave without tell that Rodrigo looks GORGEOUS in the looks he choose, in brown/green. Loved!


2008 Cannes – Che Photocall

Sorry for my late in posting these. There’s a lot of new pictures from the latest days in Cannes Festival. Yesterday was the “Che” screening and Rodrigo was also there, with all the cast. We had, too, a Party for Leonera, a party for Che, and the Chophard Trophy. Added 42 pictures from all this events, with more to come.


Cannes – Che Screening
Cannes – The Changeling premiere
Cannes – No Good TV – Party
Cannes – Finecut Party for Leonera
Alberta Ferretti hosts Che Party
Cannes – Chophard Trophy Awards
GQ Party for How to Loose a Friend & Alienate People

Leonera (Argentina-South Korea-Brazil)
By JAY WEISSBERG to Variety.com

Situated somewhere between neo-realist study and standard women in prison pic, “Lion’s Den” too frequently wanders into common territories to make the material its own, though pic’s overall style and Martina Gusman’s bold lead have a great deal to recommend them. Confirming the superb compositional eye he revealed in “Born and Bred,” helmer Pablo Trapero creates a suitably enclosed world focused on an accused pregnant murderess through jail and childbirth, witnessing the development of mother and child as the rusty wheels of Argentinean justice creak slowly along. Modest arthouse play could ride the wave of Argentine cinema’s media attention.

“Lion’s Den” represents an adventurous non-Asian choice for Cineclick Asia’s co-production coin, joined with Trapero’s own company Matanza Cine and Walter Salles’ Videofilmes. Neither the picaresque comedy of Trapero’s popular breakthrough “Rolling Family” nor the melancholy meditation of “Born and Bred,” current offering is more a strongly sympathetic depiction of women serving time and raising kids behind bars. Obviously besotted with tykes himself, Trapero makes clear the problems stemming from cellblocks doubling as nurseries, but wisely skirts offering up elusive fix-alls. Read the rest of this entry »

Rodrigo started his work promoting his new movies “Che” and “Leonera” in Cannes Festival. Today morning he was with actress Elli Medeiros, director Pablo Trapero and actress Martina Gusman promoting “Leonera”, and I’ve added 58 pictures from the Photocall and 30 pictures from the Screening Red Carpet.

• 2008 – Leonera Cannes Photocall
• 2008 – Leonera Cannes Screening

Snapped at Cannes by Cinematical, it’s the only known billboard for Jim Carrey/Ewan McGregor con-on-con gay prison romance I Love You Phillip Morris. At first glance, the tasteful campaign seems to be going for something like an Anderson Cooper Christmas card. A mere ten seconds later, however, the slats on the mechanized sign rotate, revealing a far edgier tableau of a Versace-clad and spray-tanned Carrey offering horsey rides to a bethonged and delighted Rodrigo Santoro.

In his latest film, Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro portrays a man who is very much in the news himself these days — Cuban President Raul Castro.

And though the similarities between the heartthrob and the normally dour Castro may not be immediately evident, Santoro says their eyes are similar.

The 32-year-old actor will be promoting “Che,” directed by Steven Soderbergh, as well as the Argentine film “Leonera,” directed by Pablo Trapero, at the Cannes Film Festival.

“Che” is based on the diaries of the Argentine guerrilla Ernesto “Che” Guevara on his revolutionary struggles in Latin America, starting in Cuba alongside Raul and his brother, Fidel, in the 1950s. Benicio Del Toro stars in the title role. Read the rest of this entry »

Our 2nd batch from today, is one of my favorite movies at all. “A Dona da História” (Her way) tell us the history of Carolina, a 50 year-old woman who analyses her past. Then she pictures herself when she was 20 years old and she re-creates the story of her life. It’s a great history with an awesome work of Marieta Severo, Debora Falabella, and Rodrigo Santoro as the young Luiz Claudio. Adorable!


A Dona da História – 256 screencaptures

Finally I got some time to make screencaptures to our gallery. The first movie is “Não Por Acaso” (Not By Chance), movie that was showed in last San Francisco festival.

Not by Chance tells the story of two control-obsessed characters: Enio, a supervisor at a traffic control centre, and Pedro, a snooker player who seeks absolute mastery of his technique. Both find fulfillment in life by submerging themselves in a mathematical mindset that leads them towards the feeling of control they long for. But all this is thrown to the wind one day when both Pedro’s wife and Enio’s ex-wife die in a car accident. Descending into the jagged world of his obsessive mind, Pedro despairs until he meets Lucia, a young woman with whom, in a parallel to his snooker techniques, he tries to re-live the same exact moments he once lived with his wife. Enio, on the other hand, is forced to confront his loss through the mysterious appearance of his unknown daughter, who forces a clumsy relationship with him by deciding to look after him. Eventually, however, the two men must decide between their own obsessions and the new opportunities life has given them.

Não Por Acaso – 377 screencaptures

SFist Wendy thinks actor Rodrigo Santoro is cute!

If you see Not by Chance with several friends, like we did, it is very likely that everyone is going to walk away with a very different take on the film. Maybe that’s in part because some of us are more smitten with Rodrigo Santoro than others (you may remember him from 300, Love Actually, Carandiru, and even several episodes of Lost, among others).

The film, set in Sao Paulo, is Philippe Barcinksi’s debut feature. If you don’t go expecting to see another City of God or Amores Perros (or even Favela Rising or Twelve Labors from past festivals), you’re much less likely to be disappointed. A couple of our friends were disappointed by what they felt was a sluggish pace, and commented that they thought Not by Chance could have been condensed into about 30 minutes tops, but we didn’t really agree. Did we mention Santoro is hot?

Wendy and Rodrigo, sittin’ in a tree — after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »

Rodrigo to play Jim’s lover
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Jim Carrey may love Ewan McGregor, but Rodrigo Santoro loves Jim Carrey.

Don’t worry, folks – Empire hasn’t descended to the gutter level of a gossip column. Instead, we’re merely reporting that Rodrigo Santoro – the Brazilian actor best known for playing Xerxes in 300 – has signed on to the currently-shooting dark comedy, I Love You, Phillip Morris, which stars Carrey as a married man sent to prison, and McGregor as the inmate with whom Carrey falls in love.

And to complicate matters even further, Santoro will play Carrey’s lover. With Leslie Mann on board as Carrey’s wife, this is one great big heap of love crazy!

It’s not clear at this point whether Santoro is playing a prison-bound Carrey conquest, or whether he’s out on the outside. But we do know that Carrey’s character’s love for McGregor’s title character leads him to make several escape attempts (indicating that Phillip Morris gets released at some point), so anything’s possible.

The movie is being directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the guys who wrote the brilliant Bad Santa, so the prospects look good for I Love You, Phillip Morris.

Don’t forget to check our gallery, I’m finding new pictures from the movie set and always posting it without announcing here in the main page.