I made an update on the gallery, and added all missing appearances in 2008/2009.
BUENOS AIRES — Roland Joffe knows his latest film will be controversial, but says it is not meant as a response to “The Da Vinci Code,” whose bad guys were members of the Opus Dei movement of the Roman Catholic Church.
Joffe is in Argentina directing a biopic of Opus Dei founder Jose Maria Escriva de Balaguer, who sided with Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War and allegedly spoke positively of Adolf Hitler. The church dismissed the controversies before Escriva was canonized as a saint by Pope John Paul II.
Joffe has twice been nominated for Oscars, including for “The Mission,” which dealt with leftist Jesuit priests. Now he is exploring the church’s most conservative members.
Opus Dei is financing the film, “There be Dragons,” but Joffe said Monday it isn’t a propaganda project. Opus Dei members on the set say the British director has “creative space” to make the film he wants.
The city of Lujan near Buenos Aires is standing in for 1930s Madrid in the movie, whose cast includes actors Charlie Cox as Escriva and the latest Bond girl, Olga Kurylenko.
Added pictures of Rodrigo and Olga during the press conference made yesterday to promote the new movie, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Public Appearances (2009): There Be Dragons Press Conference, August 2009
Rodrigo is promoting his new movie, “I Love You Phillip Morris” in Sundance, alongside the movie stars Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. Check the pictures of Premiere and Press Conference:
Rodrigo is currently in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, so you can expect a lot of pictures this days.
• 2009 – Park City – Bertolli At Access Hollywood “Stuff You Must…” Lounge
• 2009 – Park City Access Hollywood “Stuff You Must…” Lounge
• 2009 – Park City – Nickelodeon at Village At The Yard
• 2009 – Park City – Rock Band Lounge
• 2009 – Park City – Reebok at Kar Feinstein Sundance Style Loungei
• 2009 – Park City – Kari Feinstein Sundance Style Lounge
• 2009 – Park City – St. Ives Lounge
• 2009 – Park City – Village At The Yard – Fred Segal Fun
• 2009 – Park City – Hollywood Life House Portraits
Rodrigo are still in the Roma Film Festival, and today he was at Auditorium della Conciliazione to see Caetano Veloso.
See the pictures:
October is being busy to Rodrigo. Added a lot of appearances pictures to the gallery, all about this month:
• 2008 – Che Special Dinner Party – NY – October 06
• 2008 – NY Festival – Opening Night of Che – October 07
• 2008 – Max Payne LA Premiere – October 13
• 2008 – Hollywood Palladium – October 15
• 2008 – Roma Film Festival – Brazilian Embassy Party – Oct 22
• 2008 – Roma Film Festival – L’Uomo Che Ama Premiere – Oct 23
• 2008 – amfAR’s 2nd Annual Cinema Against AIDS – Rome- Oct 24
Added some pictures I was missing in the gallery, as the ones for NY Petrobrás Cine Festival, and some new scans donated by Mariana.
Rodrigo is in the new Isto É Gente, that bring us the list with the most sexiest brazilian celebrities, and also in the Contigo! issue, that list the most desired bachelor brazilians.
• Petrobrás Film Festival – NY – Os Desafinados screening
• Os Desafinados São Paulo screening *updated!
• Cannes – Che Press Conference
• Photoshoot #022 *updated!
• Contigo! – August 28
• Isto É Gente – August 25
• Isto É Gente – September 01
According to “National Post”, Rodrigo is on the guests list of TIFF2008. The ten-days movie festival runs from Sept 04 to 13. He probably will be promoting “Che” since Benicio Del Toro is on the list, too.
Thanks to Regilene and Mary for the heads up.
Tonight was the special screening of “Os Desafinados” in Rio de Janeiro. I added some pictures, also pics of São Paulo press conference.
Rodrigo is in Brazil, and he’s checking some events during his . August 12 he was in a cocktail of the cafeteria Nespresso, in São Paulo. August 14 he was seen in Rio de Janeiro with the friends Marcelo Serrado and Eriberto Leão. Yesterday he was checking the friend’s Marcelo Faria play, “Dona Flor and Seus Dois Maridos.” The picture above is from this day: