Trailers of the Week – You Said What? & Bellflower
July 24, 2011 Leave a comment
Time for another roundup of film trailers that caught my eye this week and hopefully will get you motivated to check them out when the time comes. We got a unique Norwegian trailer about a group of guys making a movie under, well rather peculiar circumstances. Last is a trailer for a movie that I have been reading up since it’s debut at Sundance and the crazy amount of buzz it has been generating across every film site, Bellflower.
You Said What?:
Not a lot of love for Norwegian films are being bestowed upon the country. Typically we just get to see these weird and offbeat movies like Troll Hunter and Dead Snow, mainly because of the eccentric subject matter they decided to film. But today’s trailer is kind of a film nerds dream. The movie is about a group of guys into film, holding a fake casting audition to find their friend a girl, but end up having to make an actual movie. Shit it’s Peter Stormare in this movie and is very reminiscent of the Troy Duffy documentary, Overnight. It shows the absurd chaos behind the scenes of trying to make a movie all while telling a relationship story. More than likely this will be a VOD release or even hitting Netflix sometime soon.
This movie was practically the darling of Sundance. Just do some movie review searches on Bellflower and you can read the utter adulation that it is receiving. The trailer is beautiful and showcases the unique film techniques and camera work that the film makers created for the movie. I am excited that this movie is getting an August release and hope with all my heart that the movie comes close to a theater near me. The story of the movie follows two close friends who build Mad Max inspired death vehicles and flamethrowers for the hopes of an apocalypse that they will be well prepared for. The lead actor ends up meeting a woman who changes his life around and they embark on a journey that runs the gamut of emotional hardships and turmoil, greater than what an actual apocalypse can bring.