Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Best At The Fest

ComingSoon have published what appears to be the first review of Son of Rambow, calling it their "favorite movie of this year's Sundance Film Festival". They'll also have an interview with Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith going live 'shortly', which I'll be sure to link to seeing as, well, this has pretty much become Rambow central.

[EDIT: Annie Frisbie reviews Son of Rambow at Zoom In, and acheives the impossible: she makes me even more keen to see it]

[EDIT: Now Cinematical have their glowing review up too]

[EDIT: Nerve certainly liked the film plenty, but still seem a little cooler than most other folks. No accounting for taste]

[EDIT: Time Out are suitably impressed]

[EDIT: Here's the official press release from Paramount Vantage.

January 23, 2007 – Paramount Vantage is proud to announce that they have acquired worldwide rights (excluding Japan, Germany and French Free TV) to Son of Rambow, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Garth Jennings wrote the script and directs. The film was produced by Hammer & Tongs, the production company Jennings and producing partner Nick Goldsmith created in 1999. Garth Jennings, Nick Goldsmith, Hengameh Panahi, Ben Goldhirsh and Bristol Baughan served as producers.

Set in the 1980’s, Son of Rambow, is a coming of age comedy about two young English boys who are inspired after seeing Rambo: First Blood to make a Rambo movie of their own. Through their hilarious adventures in filmmaking they learn the meaning of true friendship.

John Lesher, President and Nick Myer, Co-President of Paramount Vantage, stated “Son of Rambow is a funny, moving and beautifully crafted tale of friendship and the poignant journey of filmmaking. We are thrilled to be distributing Son of Rambow and welcome director Garth Jennings, and the creative visionaries Hammer & Tongs, to our family.”

“Hammer and Tongs are hard-wired into the essence of childhood. It’s extraordinary!” says Celluloid Dreams President Hengameh Panahi, “We are thrilled to be involved with them and to be partnering with the very talented Paramount Vantage team.”

Congratulations to Hammer and Tongs.

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