Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan in 'Two Lovers and a Bear' Trailer

August 4, 2016
Source: YouTube

Two Lovers and a Bear Trailer

"There's a blizzard coming." The first trailer has debuted thanks to TIFF for a film called Two Lovers and a Bear, a relationship drama set in the small town near the North Pole. Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan star as two "star-crossed lovers" and lost souls that end up together at the top of the world. Of course, things can't be perfect and their pasts catch up to them, forcing them to make some rash decisions. There are some shots in this that seem straight out of The Thing, and an actual polar bear makes an appearance a couple of times. How the bears plays into the plot, I don't know, but it's cool to see even though it seems odd. The film didn't get great reviews out of Cannes but a few of you may be interested in it.

Here's the festival trailer (+ poster) for Kim Nguyen's Two Lovers and a Bear, direct from YouTube:

Two Lovers and a Bear

Set in a small town near the North Pole where roads lead to nowhere, the story follows Roman (DeHaan) and Lucy (Maslany), two burning souls who come together to make a leap for life and inner peace. Two Lovers and a Bear is the latest fictional work directed by Quebecois filmmaker Kim Nguyen, of the films War Witch, City of Shadows, Truffe and The Marsh previously. The screenplay is also by Kim Nguyen, featuring music by Jesse Zubot. This first premiered in the Directors Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, and is playing at the Toronto Film Festival coming up. No US release date has been set yet.

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  • Let's hope this isn't the Polar bear from Lost.
    • I always wondered where that went to.
      • Even Lindelof doesn't know. And that says a lot of his screenwriting skills.
        • Lindelof likes a wee mystery to himself. Just wish he knew how to right a story instead of constantly creating annoying questions. :-)
          • Lindelof always answers a question by another question. Then, he gives a real answer to the ultimate question, and leaves you with 99 unsolved questions, hoping you'll forget about them. We call that the Matroska style. Lindelof: I have drafted a great story for you guys. Studio Exec1: Go ahead. Lindelof: .... and then, the huge crane falls on our hero, and disappears 2 inches off of his head. Studio Exec2: Nice! People will love this scene! great dramatic tension. But where did the crane go? Lindelof: Oh! I'll figure it out later. Wait for what will follow...and then, a giant dinosaur pops out of a mini cooper and smashes two cars with his tail. Studio Exec1: Tight! Tight! People love dinosaurs. But how come a dinosaur can fit inside a mini cooper? Studio Exec 2: Who cares...As long as it's a T-Rex. People love T-Rexes. Lindelof: I'll figure it later. The hero then pulls out a miniaturized helicopter from his pocket, put in of the floor, and pisses on it. Studio Exec 1 and 2: [looking at each other with incredulity.] Lindelof: And we see the helicopter inflating until it reaches a real life size. The hero makes it on the pilot seat and takes off while dropping a F-Bomb and a nuke bomb on the dinosaur. Studio exec 1: But... Studio Exec 2: holding studio exec 1 arm. "he'll figure it out later. Studio Exec 1 and 2 in chorus: AMAZING! SOLD!
          • ha ha hahaha exactly. A total insane con man masquerading as a genius. I want to up vote this 50 times.
    This looks fantastic. Although I think they showed the ending in there. // I hope Tatiana gets SO MUCH MORE play. She is definitely a treasure waiting for the right vehicle to propel her to Meryl Streep levels of acting glory. I defy you to watch ORPHAN BLACK and tell me anything different.
    • anything different.
  • RAW_D
    I'm glad Dane DeHaan is getting work. He was fantastic in Chronicle. A lot going on in this movie...looks a bit somber for my tastes, but artfully filmed. Cool poster too.
  • Bo
    Once again, I have to thank you, Alex, for bringing to my attention a film that I might have never become aware of otherwise. Thank you, Sir! I really liked this trailer. I liked the look of the piece; I like the two young talented actors and was very intrigued by the story and the location. Interesting that you mentioned the film didn't get good reviews out of Cannes. I'll have to see for myself when it comes around. I also liked the polar bear in the trailer and not revealing what or why as to it's presence. Thanks again, Alex. Have you seen the film yet and if so what did you think of it? Cheers.
  • shiboleth
    Very nice visually and as a story.
  • Mark Brackney, I presume the polar bear's a third wheel, then? *Insert terrible laughing emoji, here.*




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