V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Blue Jasmine

V' 13

Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen
USA, 2013
Fiction, 98min, OmdU

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Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen
USA, 2013
Fiction, 98min, OmdU

Actors: 
Cate Blanchett
Jasmine
Sally Hawkins
Ginger
Bobby Cannavale
Chili
Alec Baldwin
Hal
Andrew Dice Clay
Augie
Peter Sarsgaard
Dwight
Dr. Flicker

Production: 
Perdido Productions
World Sales: 
Focus Features International
Distribution in Austria: 
Warner Bros.
Format: 
DCP
Color

Woody Allen takes his cues from the Tennessee Williams stage play “A streetcar Named desire” with this engrossing tragicomedy. Cate Blanchett excels as a frilly Blanche type struggling to hold herself upright in the wake of personal calamity while sally Hawkins is the salt-of-theearth sister who tries to prop her up after so much vodka fails to do the job. Blanchett embodies the awkwardness brilliantly, seeming almost too statuesque for her surroundings and yet so small-minded, too. Jasmine is even less impressed by Ginger’s blue collar boyfriend chili. Bobby cannavale plays him with just a hint of Brando’s animalism in “streetcar” and an unexpected dose of slushy sentimentalism that makes for some funny scenes after Jasmine’s constant digs create a rift in the relationship. (Stella Papamichael)

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