June 16, 2021 0 comments

Here’s one of the reviews shared by Italian Studies release after Tribeca. The reviews are mixed up, but we hope that it gets picked up soon by a distributor!

In Gimme the Loot and Tramps, writer-director Adam Leon displayed a keen ear for the vernacular of youth and a captivating light touch observing the fluid shifts in his characters from spiky friendship to romantic intimacy. There are plenty of young New Yorkers on hand again in his third feature, Italian Studies, but precious little engagement as they drone on about their fears, frustrations and yearnings. At the center of this supposed reflection on dislocation and connection is Vanessa Kirby, playing a British writer with temporary amnesia in a display of actressy self-indulgence whose charms are far exceeded by its brief 81-minute run time.

Saved to a slim extent by cinematographer Brett Jutkiewicz’s dreamy visuals of New York City in the pre-COVID summertime and by dependably mood-enhancing composer Nicholas Britell’s shimmering score, the film trades the agreeably limber storytelling and seeming spontaneity of Leon’s previous work for a narrative both aimless and inert. More than anything it recalls one of those “lost weekend” stories about Hollywood celebrities that used to be fodder for late-night comedians in times less sensitive to mental illness.

The spark for the project was the ascending star’s availability and desire to work with Leon. While they were tossing around concepts, Kirby reportedly told the director, “I want you to throw me out into the streets of New York and to challenge me.” Apparently, making it interesting for the rest of us wasn’t a concern.
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April 10, 2021 0 comments

Vanessa graciously covers the new issue of Porter Magazine with a brand new photoshoot and interview:

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VANESSA KIRBY’s beautifully wrought performance in Pieces of a Woman has earned her Best Actress nominations across the board this awards season – but filming it has changed her on a deeply personal level, too. She talks to KATIE BERRINGTON about gratitude, grief and how preparing for the role on a maternity ward was the best afternoon of her life
For Vanessa Kirby, celebrating her first ever Oscar nomination during a national lockdown meant a party for two at home, with balloons and champagne from her sister, and an evening spent FaceTiming her friends. This might have been a more low-key affair than the festivities of other years – a treadmill of press breakfasts, lunches and events in LA – but Kirby wouldn’t have had it any other way. “I heard the news and I was so shaky, and then I just got to hold my sister’s hand all night and talk to my best friends,” she smiles, still incredulous, when I congratulate her the next day. “I got to experience it from such a calm place and I’m just feeling deeply grateful.”

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EDIT: Vanessa also made a video interview for this shoot which is available on Porter’s official youtube channel, entitled, First Time with Vanessa Kirby.



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March 28, 2021 0 comments

Following up to the previous posts, here is the 5th part of interviews from this year featuring promotion, on Pieces of a Woman and The World to Come. Vanessa was interviewed (via Zoom) by several identities, as followed, for Pieces of a Woman (Today (3rd hour), HeyUGuys, MoviePlayer.it, The Hollywood Reporter, We Live Entertainment, Deadline, AdoroCinema, eight, nine,) and for The World to Come (Sundance (The Wrap)).

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March 21, 2021 0 comments

Following up to the previous posts, here is the 4th part of interviews from this year featuring promotion, mainly, on Pieces of a Woman and The World to Come. Vanessa was interviewed (via Zoom) by several identities, as followed, for Pieces of a Woman (Patricia Clarkson, Rosamund Pike, BAFTA Guru) and for The World to Come (The Advocate, Hollywood First Look Features, Made in Hollywood, W-BAL 11 Baltimore ). Also, since Vanessa was nominated for a Golden Globes, she was also interviewed before the show. View that interview here.

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March 07, 2021 0 comments

Vanessa gives voice, yet, to another amazing collection, this time for Virginia Woolf in a little over 30 hours. There’s different narrators for this masterpiece, which include Tilda Swinton, Jessie Buckley, Kristin Scott Thomas, Adetomiwa Edun, Andrea Riseborough, Tracy Ifeachor, Samuel Barnett, Johnny Flynn, Juliet Stevenson onto 4 different books.  Vanessa’s part is only featured on The Waves. You can buy this official CD/ Audio here. On the same site, you can buy other items which Vanessa is part of: The Other Boleyn Girl, Romeo and Juliet and Ladybird Tales of Adventurous Girls.

Mrs Dalloway (1925)

One day; two lives. Mrs Dalloway prepares for a party, whilst a First World War veteran treads the same streets. Follow 24 hours in the lives of two extraordinary people, each of them recovering from the First World War. A hostess and a soldier come together…in the most unexpected of ways. Kristin Scott Thomas performs.

To the Lighthouse (1927)

A family’s summer holidays see them return to the Isle of Skye over days and years, sailing boats and enduring wars. As we follow the slow unfolding of the Ramsays’ fortunes, both children and adults grow, love, lose. Listed as one of the best novels of the 20th century. Tilda Swinton performs.

A Room of One’s Own (1929)

Based on a series of lectures to women’s colleges, this collection of essays first published in 1929 explores a female’s need to have space to create, exist…survive. A must-listen for anyone exploring the roots of feminism – or simply what it is to be a woman. A provocative and pervasive listen that remains relevant to listeners of any age. Jessie Buckley performs.

The Waves (1931)

A dreamscape novel that follows six characters united by a single friend. Set against a stunning English coastal landscape, the novel dares to be one of Woolf’s most inventive narratives as it explores the journey from childhood to adulthood and beyond that – death, and all that we may learn. Vanessa Kirby, Adetomiwa Edun, Andrea Riseborough, Tracy Ifeachor, Samuel Barnett, Johnny Flynn and Juliet Stevenson perform.