9th 8e editie: 10 april - 14 april 2019

I, Tonya (2018 Feature Film)

Craig GILLESPIE | USA | 2017 | color | DCP | 119′ | English | d.s.

Tragicomic biographical drama about the rapid rise and mediagenic demise of the American figure skater Tonya Harding. Talent and perseverance lead her to reach the absolute top, but was it the bizarre attack on her teammate and rival that really made Tonya world-famous and notorious? How could things get that far?

The talented American figure skater Tonya Harding hopes to win a gold medal during the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. It is however an event of a completely different order that really puts her in the spotlight. When her rival Nancy Kerrigan is attacked and injured, fingers are soon pointed at Harding and her shady friends. 

In this tragicomic biographical drama, we see a telling picture of a talented sportswoman who had always been at a disadvantage since her childhood. Her roots in lower-class America, her hard-as-nails mother and her own sharp tongue make her a strange figure on the ice. 

The Australian Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, 2007) elects for a framework within which characters look back on the striking events in documentary-like interviews. That provides authentic-looking scenes. The vicissitudes of these larger-than-life characters, performed by an excellent cast, are aptly accompanied by a memorable soundtrack that includes music by Doris Day, Fleetwood Mac, and Siouxsie and the Banshees. 

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Margot Robbie) and Best Achievement in Film Editing. Winner Academy Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Allison Janney). Winner of a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Allison Janney).

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 12 April 2018

Time: 18:30

Duration: 1:33

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 14 April 2018

Time: 21:30

Duration: 1:33

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 15 April 2018

Time: 16:00

Duration: 1:33

Year in
Festival

2018

Director

Craig GILLESPIE

Camera

Nicolas Karakatsanis

Cast

Margot Robbie
Sebastian Stan
Julianne Nicholson
Paul Walter Hauser
Bobby Cannavale
Allison Janney

Country

USA

Editor

Tatiana S. Riegel

Language

English

Length

119′

Music

Peter Nashel

Producer

Bryan Unkeless
Steven Rogers
Margot Robbie
Tom Ackerley

Production Company

Clubhouse Pictures
LuckyChap Entertainment

Production Design

Jade Healy

Sales

Sierra / Affinity

Scenario

Steven Rogers

Sound Design

Dave Paterson

Year of Production

2017

Website

Craig GILLESPIE (1967, Australië), geboren in Sidney, verhuisde op zijn negentiende naar New York, waar hij een opleiding volgde aan de School of Visual Arts. Hij begon zijn carrière in de reclamewereld, met het regisseren van commercials. In 2007 maakte hij zijn speelfilmdebuut met Mr. Woodcock (2007), en hij brak door met de komedie Lars and the Real Girl (2007). Zijn film I, Tonya (2017), over kunstschaatsster Tonya Harding, ging in 2017 in première op het filmfestival van Toronto.

 

Filmography

Mr. Woodcock (2007), Lars and the Real Girl (2007), Fright Night (2011), Million Dollar Arm (2014), The Finest Hours (2016) I, Tonya (2017)