Friday, August 28, 2015

Oscar Watch: 45 Years (2015)

Hello, Bloggers, welcome to another episode of my Oscar Watch where I discuss trailers for upcoming potential Oscar contenders. For this post, I will go into the trailer for 45 Years starring Charlotte Rampling and Oscar-nominee Tom Courtenay.

Now, I'm pretty intrigued by this one and am curious to exactly what it is about. It also looks like an interesting showcase for Charlotte Rampling who I've only seen in her few scenes in Melancholia and she nailed it. I could definitely see her getting a solid push. She did win Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival which is quite a prestigious honor and could add fuel to her campaign. It also is an intriguing leap for director Andrew Haigh who previously directed the criminally underseen gay dramedy Weekend and was behind the recently cancelled HBO series Looking. 

So I'm pretty intrigued by it and think that its storyline about an elderly couple could resonate well with Academy voters. That is if the film isn't too obscure. Of course, that doesn't immediately hinder one's chances. Just ask Marion Cotillard. When Jennifer Aniston made the rounds for Cake, her film had a small distributor as well, but outside of her performance, the film had a mixed reception and peaked way too late. But this one looks to be peaking at the right time as it will make its way to Toronto and since it has been released in the UK, already has a positive reception.

What do you guys think? Do you think it looks like a legitimate awards contender? Please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!