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First Trailer for Drama 'The Roads Not Taken' Starring Javier Bardem

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February 5, 2020
Source: YouTube

The Roads Not Taken Trailer

"You keep reminding me of someone that I once knew…" Bleecker Street has released an official trailer for an indie drama titled The Roads Not Taken, which is premiering at the Berlin Film Festival playing in the competition selection later this month. This is the latest film from English filmmaker Sally Potter, who brought her last flick The Party to Berlinale as well. Potter's new film follows a day in the life of Leo, played by Javier Bardem, and his daughter, Molly, played by Elle Fanning, as he floats through alternate lives he could have lived. This drifting leads Molly to wrestle with her own path as she considers her future. This also stars Salma Hayek, Branka Katic, Dimitri Andreas, Milena Tscharntke, and Laura Linney. It seems like a compelling concept for a film, playing with our longing for the life we didn't live. Could be good.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Sally Potter's The Roads Not Taken, direct from YouTube:

The Roads Not Taken Poster

Sally Potter's The Roads Not Taken follows a day in the life of Leo (Javier Bardem) and his daughter, Molly (Elle Fanning) as she grapples with the challenges of her father’s chaotic mind. As they weave their way through New York City, Leo's journey takes on a hallucinatory quality as he floats through alternate lives he could have lived, leading Molly to wrestle with her own path as she considers her future. The Roads Not Taken is both written and directed by English filmmaker Sally Potter, director of the films The Gold Diggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, Ginger & Rosa, and The Party previously, as well as numerous short films and one documentary. This will be premiering at the Berlin Film Festival later this month. Bleecker Street Media will then release Potter's The Roads Not Taken in select US theaters starting on March 13th coming soon. Follow @RdsNotTaken for more updates. Who's interested?

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9 Comments

1

Javier Bardem and Elle Fanning? I'm in. Hope it's good.

Efterklang on Feb 5, 2020

2

Javier Bardem and Elle Fanning? I'm in. Hope it's good.

Efterklang on Feb 5, 2020

3

This looks good mostly because of Bardem. But hopefully, that doesn't need to be the whole thing ...

shiboleth on Feb 5, 2020

4

Bardem can make these in his sleep, but never seems to be phoning it in. It seems like it has been made so many times, but when they make the next one, it looks just as compelling to take in. Damn you niche dramas! 🙂

Whichhalfofthewit on Feb 5, 2020

5

Hahaha so true, so true...

Alex Billington on Feb 5, 2020

6

At least Sally Potter is an intelligent and talented woman director among more than a few who are not. For that reason alone it's worthy of taking a look at whatever film she has made. They are not for everyone, but then again, intelligence in films these days isn't either.

thespiritbo on Feb 5, 2020

7

Fair enough. I think there are plenty of intelligent female directors! Lots of them! Marielle Heller, Jennifer Kent, Lucrecia Martel, Lulu Wang, to name a few others. But yeah, I'm definitely intrigued.

Alex Billington on Feb 5, 2020

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Well, I've never heard of any of these female directors...so.... That really doesn't mean much though as a lot of stuff today doesn't interest me so I've just not heard anything about those you listed. p.s. Just did my homework, Alex. Can't say I agree with you on these directors. I found the Can You Forgive Me unwatchable and have no interest in the Neighborhood flick from Heller. I also couldn't get thru The Babcock thing from Kent and that's not a favorite genre of mine anyway. I am totally in the dark with regards to the work of Martel, but have heard good things about Wang's The Farewell. So...like I said...to me not many intelligent female directors out there of the caliber of Sally Potter. Just my opinion and thanks for the focus on the directors you mentioned to at least allow me to remember them and be aware of them and acknowledge them and that they are making films.

thespiritbo on Feb 6, 2020

9

You may not like their films, but that doesn't mean they aren't intelligent filmmakers. Plenty of films I'm not a fan of, but I recognize how smart and talented the filmmakers are - especially when we have so many people out there making films. I'm glad you gave them a chance, I'm sorry they aren't for you. To each his/her own.

Alex Billington on Feb 6, 2020

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