Actress Tessa Thompson and producer Lena Waithe attend the premiere of Dreams Are Colder Than Death, part of LA Muse, sponsored by Fox Audience Strategy
The Two Faces of JanuaryGala
Director Hossein Amini participates in a Q&A with Festival Artistic Director David Ansen following the gala screening of Two Faces of January
ESPN Films’ Nine for IX
Filmmakers Melissa Johnson, Jessica Wolfson and Tina Cerbone join us for a screening of ESPN’s Nine for IX Series: Short Takes on the Power of Women Athletes
Exclusive Member Screening
The One I Love director Charlie McDowell, screenwriter Justin Lader and actress Elisabeth Moss attend the Film Independent Member screening of the film
The Two Faces of January Director Shares How He Turned a Mystery Novel into a Film Thriller
Last night, Los Angeles Film Festival goers got to be amongst the first to experience Hossein Amini’s feature film debut, The Two Faces of January, at one of the Festival’s Gala screenings. The suspenseful thriller stars Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst as a glamorous American couple who befriends a tour guide (played by Oscar Isaac) in Athens, and entangle him in a web of seduction and murder.
The film was adapted from the novel by Patricia Highsmith, one of Amini’s favorite authors. He has read this particular book every five to six years, since he first read it at University. Amini admitted that he was fascinated by how human beings relate to one another in the context of love and hate-and how those elements could destroy relationships.