‘Miral’ French poster

Posted by · 6:50 pm · August 2nd, 2010

Thanks to commenter Ziyad for alerting us to this pared-down French one-sheet for Julian Schnabel’s “Miral,” which will premiere next month at the Venice Film Festival. The film still has me (said in Tim Gunn tones) worried, but I rather like this — the expression on the face of Freida Pinto (essentially confirmed here as the film’s star, despite what her billing may imply) is ambiguous enough to counter an otherwise staid composition. Meanwhile, the naïve hand-painted lettering asserts artist-filmmaker Schnabel’s auteur identity, scarcely detectable in the film’s recent trailer.

[Image: Subefotos.com]




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  • 1 8-02-2010 at 6:57 pm

    Tye-Grr said...

    I hope this turns out well… I think a lot rides on Pinto’s performance, who for me, was little more than just a pretty face in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. A very pretty face, yes. But an actress? Not quite.

  • 2 8-02-2010 at 6:58 pm

    Tye-Grr said...

    P.S.- I like the poster. Especially the painted title.

  • 3 8-02-2010 at 7:07 pm

    Ángel Ramos said...

    I have no hope for this film after that horrendous trailer…I think it is going to be very disappointing.

  • 4 8-02-2010 at 7:12 pm

    Asin said...

    Wow pinto is unbelievably gorgeous

  • 5 8-02-2010 at 7:19 pm

    Richard said...

    Freida looks more like hispanic than indian.I have never seen even a single indian girl who look at least 1% as stunning as Ms.pinto

  • 6 8-02-2010 at 7:46 pm

    Aamir khan said...

    I find it funny how everyone in west consider pinto as great beauty but in india many won’t even consider her as avg.The kind of hatred she gets frm indian ppl and media is nothing short of brutality.In india if a girl is DARK they would be automatically considered as UGLY.India is a skin bleaching capital of world.Indians are surprised tat the dark skinned girl whom they consider as ugly/avg has become very successful in hollywood.

  • 7 8-02-2010 at 7:47 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    Richard is obviously a gentleman and a scholar.

  • 8 8-02-2010 at 8:41 pm

    sonicBoom said...

    As an Indian myself, I have to apologize to you, Guy, for the way threads with Pinto always get hijacked by weird people yelling at each other about calling her ugly.

    That said, the trailer didn’t do anything for me, but neither did the trailer for Diving Bell, so…who knows?

  • 9 8-02-2010 at 9:18 pm

    James D. said...

    I was not fond of Slumdog Millionaire, but if Woody Allen and Julian Schnabel see something in her, I think she is up to the task.

  • 10 8-02-2010 at 9:30 pm

    @sonicboom said...

    Anyone who has been to india atleast once would know that its a fair skin obsessed country.So its surprising to see jealous crab mentality indians finding pinto ugly.

  • 11 8-02-2010 at 9:34 pm

    Anna said...

    The trailer was awful but hopefully the movie won’t be bad.

  • 12 8-02-2010 at 9:34 pm

    @sonicboom said...

    I missed “not” before surprising

  • 13 8-02-2010 at 9:58 pm

    @aamir khan said...

    Who cares what indian people think.They are just jealous because with one movie she has has become more popular than all these bollywood stars.Nobody outside of india knows or cares about shahrukh,ash or kareena.But everyone knows who is freida and everybody think she is beautiful.so they should all be jealous and envious of freida as she is in a bigger league.

  • 14 8-02-2010 at 10:39 pm

    Sweety said...

    What indians hate freida because of her dark skin?..that’s pretty bad.But she is the only attractive indian I have seen in UK.

  • 15 8-02-2010 at 11:08 pm

    Binladen said...

    Agree with richard.pinto does look like latin girl.she is a prettier version of rosario dawson

  • 16 8-02-2010 at 11:38 pm

    Pornstar said...

    Im more interested in her other 2 flicks immortals(with henry cavill) and rise of apes.

  • 17 8-03-2010 at 12:31 am

    Afrika said...

    She looks very pretty.

  • 18 8-03-2010 at 2:00 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Wow. This is not the comment thread I was expecting.

  • 19 8-03-2010 at 3:40 am

    m1 said...

    I like her, but her face in this poster scares me.

  • 20 8-03-2010 at 3:55 am

    @guy lodge said...

    Its funny reading comments here.Even in ontd whenever they post about freida out of 400 comments 390 would be like how gorgeous she looks.

  • 21 8-03-2010 at 4:52 am

    Sassy girl said...

    Why is no one talking about omar metwally(from rendition) who plays her boyfrnd in this film?..he is such a hottie.

  • 22 8-03-2010 at 8:21 am

    Gustavo said...

    I dunno which was worse/east interesting: this “poster” or that “trailer”. Ugh.

  • 23 8-03-2010 at 9:26 am

    Amy said...

    I don’t like the poster.But pinto looks as stunning as ever

  • 24 8-03-2010 at 9:51 am

    R.J. said...

    Am I on IMDb? Who are you people? These comments don’t seem to be written by the usual In Contention posters.

  • 25 8-03-2010 at 11:29 am

    Nel said...

    Looking at that poster, I think I have just fallen out of love with this movie. I am sorry it looks forced…no trite. Hibbas has top billing but I guess she just ain’t pretty enough. Meh

  • 26 8-03-2010 at 1:52 pm

    Leocdc said...

    Reading the commentaries is so funny. But the fact is that the poster is a photo of schoolgirl Freida Pinto sitting and the name of the movie painted. So, there’s little to talk, instead how beauty she is (yes, I wanna be part of the commentaries-style of this thread).

  • 27 8-03-2010 at 3:22 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    “Hibbas [sic] has top billing but I guess she just ain’t pretty enough.”

    The billing is apparently misleading. Word from everyone who has seen the film is that Pinto is clearly the lead.

  • 28 8-03-2010 at 5:54 pm

    Freida pinto fan said...

    I wish she gets oscar nomination for this film

  • 29 8-03-2010 at 6:42 pm

    Ebony said...

    I will watch freida’s film only if she dump that slumdog patel

  • 30 8-03-2010 at 8:48 pm

    Crash dude said...

    Looks interesting

  • 31 8-03-2010 at 9:01 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    When did East Indian people begin hating their gorgeous brown skin color? That’s sad and sorry.

  • 32 8-03-2010 at 11:37 pm

    @/3rtfu11 said...

    If u checkout just jared or any other popular indian site(rediff) u can see lot of hatred comments about freida like she is dark,ugly,black,housemaid all coming from her very own country people.As an indian myself i have to agree with comment no 6 by aamir khan

  • 33 8-04-2010 at 6:22 am

    Jason smith said...

    Has anyone attented the test screening for this film?

  • 34 8-04-2010 at 6:47 am

    @GUY LODGE said...

    Hi im Maritza from Brazil.I came to know about this site thro’ twilight fan community in orkut where this news from ur site was posted.so i think tats the reason for all these funny comments here…..ps:sorry for my bad english

  • 35 8-04-2010 at 9:29 am

    Latikaaaaaaaaaa said...

    Freida is sextremely hot.

  • 36 8-04-2010 at 3:19 pm

    Nel said...

    ‘Hiam Abbass’ and I called her Hibbas, that is seriously and I mean seriously embarrassing for me !

    But anyway I hope that Hiam Abbass gets some real recognition for her talent out of this movie and who knows Pinto may actually deliver.

  • 37 8-04-2010 at 4:38 pm

    Lexy hates bilson said...

    This film looks boring.But im really looking forward to her next film with Tarsem singh(Immortals)

  • 38 8-05-2010 at 3:29 am

    Beep said...

    Pinto is way too dark to play palestinian.I don’t get why did they choose when there are lot of middle eastern actress who could have played it better than her

  • 39 8-05-2010 at 8:39 pm

    Filmy said...

    Horrible poster