SUMO - Cloud Atlas
It's the return of the Wachowski Brothers! If you like visually appealing movies, make sure to see this one!
Date: Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Weitz Cinema
Sponsored by: Student Union Movie Organization
Contact: Janie Wong, x4581
Cloud Atlas is a 2012 German drama and science fiction film written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. It was adapted from the 2004 novel by David Mitchell. The project had difficulty securing financial support during its four-year development, but was eventually produced with a $102 million budget provided by independent sources, making Cloud Atlas one of the most expensive independent films of all time. Featuring an ensemble cast to enact the film's multiple storylines, production began in September 2011 at Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany.
The film premiered on September 9, 2012, at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival and was released on October 26, 2012 in conventional and IMAX cinemas.
The film was pre-nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects that had a first round of votes which resulted in 10 films. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view ten-minute excerpts from each of the ten short-listed films on Thursday, January 3, 2013. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five of these films for final Oscar consideration.