Ode to Joy: European Premiere

Ode to Joy: European Premiere

We finally have a date for the European Premiere of “Ode to Joy” and it’s going to be next June 22nd at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The second screening is going to be next June 24th and we hope we get to see Martin attending this event since he’s already booked for the 22nd.

Go to the event main page for booking information.

Martin Freeman cast in film about radio drama “War of the Worlds”

Martin Freeman cast in film about radio drama “War of the Worlds”

Not much is known about this film yet. One of the things is that the title could be “We Interrupt This Program”. The second one, according to the website picking up this news is that only Martin Freeman has signed up for the project yet as the studio is still courting other cast members.

The film is said to “explore the chaos of creative genius that results in the infamous Orson Welles’s radio broadcast of WAR OF THE WORLDS” and “digs into the stormy relationship between Welles and his producer, John Houseman, and how they nearly derail what would become the most influential radio broadcast in history.”

Martin Freeman is said to be cast as the famous producer John Houseman.

Fingers crossed that we get more news soon.

Ode to Joy Premieres in Festival

Ode to Joy is set to premiere in Sedona Film Festival next February 26 on the main stage and again on March 3.

Unfortunately, we still don’t have a poster but some seconds of the film thanks to the steadycam operator publication on their vimeo account. Check out the link for some more.

More of the plot that we’ve already covered can be read on the festival film page, transcribed below. No actor nor cast members were announced to be present during the premiere nor interviews:

Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) has fallen in love and can’t get up. A man’s fervent attempts at subverting happiness once it begins to cause him bouts of narcolepsy are put to the ultimate test when he falls in love.

How does a man who is — literally — paralyzed by happiness find love? Thanks to a condition called cataplexy — a rare disorder that causes him to lose control of his muscles whenever he is overcome by strong emotion, particularly joy — Brooklyn librarian Charlie (Martin Freeman) has learned to carefully edit all delight-triggering people, places, and events out of his life. Family weddings, cute babies, adorable puppies, and, yes, romance are all fraught with peril in Charlie’s carefully managed world. But when the beautiful, spontaneous Francesca (Morena Baccarin) falls for him, the risk-averse Charlie finds himself at a crossroads: suppress his feelings of attraction, or take a chance and let love in?

Based on a true story originally featured on This American Life, “Ode to Joy” is a hilarious and touching look at what happens when we stop being afraid and let ourselves truly live.


Sedona Film Festival film’s page

Berlinale schedule for The Operative posted

Berlinale has announced the schedule for The Operative as we announced in a previous post.

You can check the official programme’s website here.

The dates are:

  • February 10, 6:45 PM (Berlin time) – Berlinale Palast
  • February 11, 10:30 AM (Berlin time) – Haus der Berliner Festspiele
  • February 11, 12:00 PM (Berlin time) – Friedrichstadt-Palast
  • February 11, 11:00 PM (Berlin time) – International