LIVE Phone Press Conference with Academy-Award Nominated Director Roland Joffe (The Mission) and 007 Girl Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) About the Controversial Upcoming Film There Be Dragons

Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:28pm EDT

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There Be Dragons:

WHAT: The director who brought us the highly acclaimed and deeply spiritual film
The Mission has returned to his roots with the epic movie There Be Dragons, a
powerful story of war, tragedy, love and redemption. Featured in the NY Times,
the $35 million Dragons has just wrapped production in Spain with an Academy
Award-winning crew. 


Thursday, October 29, 2009
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Director ROLAND JOFFE (The Mission, The Killing Fields)
Actress OLGA KURYLENKO (Quantum of Solace, Max Payne)
MARKETING DIRECTOR Paul Lauer (Passion of the Christ, Narnia) 


Movie Overview

While researching the life of St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of the
controversial Opus Dei, a young journalist, estranged from his military father,
discovers dark and terrible family secrets of jealousy, war and passion, and the
chance for final redemption. 


An epic portrayal of jealousy, hatred, love and redemption set during the
tumultuous times of the Spanish Civil War. 

A tale of loss between a father and son, of revolutionaries fighting for
freedom, of a woman`s search for love and a man`s jealous betrayal . . . and the
struggles of a visionary whose life mysteriously impacts them all...


There Be Dragons combines action, adventure and romance with the extraordinary
drama of human tragedy and divine redemption. Director/writer Roland Joffe
(TheMission, Killing Fields, City of Joy) has taken characters from different
times and places and interconnected their lives to create conflicts and ironies
that challenge them with choices of hope or despair. 


While researching the life of Josemaria Escriva, the controversial founder of
Opus Dei, the young journalist Robert uncovers hidden stories of his estranged
father Manolo, and is taken on a journey through the dark, terrible secrets of
his family`s past... 

Going back in time, we see that Manolo and Escriva are childhood friends, and
both face the hardships and injustices that are tearing Spain apart. But as
young men, their paths diverge, and while Escriva pursues a life of faith,
Manolo is swept into the brutal and tumultuous Spanish Civil War. 

Once a soldier, Manolo becomes obsessed with a beautiful Hungarian
revolutionary, Ildiko, who has joined the militia in pursuit of passion and
purpose. But when Ildiko rejects him and gives herself instead to the courageous
militia leader Oriol, Manolo`s jealousy leads him down a path of betrayal. 

As personal and national battles rage, the characters` lives collide and their
deepest struggles are illuminated. Only then can they face the ultimate choices
that will result in tragedy or triumph, and a chance for final redemption. 

Production Information

There Be Dragons director Roland Joffe has previously directed the highly
acclaimed films The Mission (starring Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons, nominated
for seven Academy Awards, and winner of La Palma de Oro of Cannes) and The
Killing Fields, winner of three Academy Awards. 

The cast for Dragons includes Charlie Cox (Stardust, Casanova), Wes Bentley
(American Beauty, Ghost Rider), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Max Payne),
and Rodrigo Santoro (300, Che). Academy Award winner Eugenio Zanetti
(Restoration) is art director; Academy Award winner Yvonne Blake (What Dreams
May Come) is wardrobe and costume designer; and Academy Award winner Michelle
Burke (Quest for Fire, Dracula) is makeup designer. 

The $35 million film was shot in Argentina and Spain and will be released in
theaters worldwide in 2010. 

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