Polanski's Carnage gains new trailer
There's another trailer out for Roman Polanski's next film Carnage, and it looks fantastic. I love the comedy brought through these four characters and their normality, there are identifiable moments and dialogue throughout the trailer, and it looks like the kind of film that would really get me laughing.
At the same time though there's going to be a lot said about intolerance, understanding, humanity, and of course parenting. This second trailer for the film just adds to the feeling that this is going to be a cleverly written and wonderfully performed film.
Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly star as the two sets of parents who get together for a civilised discussion about their sons behaviour. One of their sons hit the other with a stick in a school fight, and each set of parents wants to get to the bottom of it believing that their child was in the right, of course.
Things don't go to plan though, and slowly and surely the facade of civilisation and cordiality crumbles and little comments and actions gain momentum, build and with the help of some outside influence, the real beliefs of the parents start to come out as the facades are removed.
Here's the official blurb for Carnage, although I liked what I just streamed out above better!
Set in contemporary Brooklyn, New York, Carnage centers on two pairs of parents one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos.
You can see that the parents will eventually become their children, but what I like about it is that in the trailer, which I must say is beautifully put together, you can see so much more behind the straight story and there are so many comparisons and allegories there.
You can see this excellent trailer below:
Oh, and I still have the first trailer on Filmstalker, well worth a look too.
I'm rather excited to see Carnage and what Roman Polanski has delivered. He wrote and directed the film, and with these excellent actresses in front of the screen who look set to take the lead, I think this is going to be something to remember.