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



The Operative World Premiere at Berlinale ’19

Great news comes by the way of the prestigious Berlin Film Festival. On a recent press release it was informed that The Operative – starring Martin Freeman and Diana Kruger – will have its World Premiere at Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival).

From their press release published on their website, it was informed that while they will be screening it, it’s going to be out of competition.

The Festival runs from February 7th until February 17th. The complete programme will be published officially on January 29 so we will know the date in which the World Premiere will take place on that day.

It’s important to remember that during those dates, Martin will be doing his play “The Dumb Waiter” for Pinter at the Pinter, in London so it’s possible that he might not be attending although no official confirmation has been released.

World Premiere of The Operative at Berlin Festival 2019

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Martin’s spy thriller which he co-stars with Diane Kruger will be screened as the World Premiere in Berlin Festival this year, albeit out of competition.

There’s still no information about the schedule which we will post as soon as it’s available.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter