First Looks SHAME FRIENDS WITH KIDS THE DEEP BLUE SEA CHICKEN WITH PLUMS More August 1, 2011 A collection of first look images for movies hitting cinemas 2011/2012. Below you will find first look images from award-winning filmmaker director Steve McQueen’s drama ‘Shame’ starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan; the ensemble comedy ‘Friends With Kids’ with Kristen Wiig and John Hamm, and the period drama ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ with Tom Hiddleston and Rachel Weisz. Also included below are first looks at Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi’s ‘Persepolis’ followup ‘Chicken With Plums;’ ‘Salmon Fishing in Yemen’ starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt, ‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home’ and ‘Take This Waltz.’ Click any image for larger version. SHAME Brandon is a thirty-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment, Brandon‟s world spirals out of control. From director Steve McQueen (‘Hunger’), ‘Shame’ is a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us. Stars Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale and Nicole Beharie. FRIENDS WITH KIDS ‘Friends With Kids’ is a poignant ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. There are big laughs and unexpected emotional truths as the last two singles in the group, out of step with their married pals, resolve to have a kid together… and date other people. Stars Kristen Wiig, Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph and Edward Burns. THE DEEP BLUE SEA Hester Collyer (Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz) leads a privileged life in 1950s London as the beautiful wife of high court judge Sir William Collyer (Simon Russell Beale). To the shock of those around her, she walks out on her marriage to move in with young ex-RAF pilot, Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), with whom she has fallen passionately in love. CHICKEN WITH PLUMS (POULET AUX PRUNES) From Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi, the directors of ‘Persepolis,’ comes another enchanting film adaptation of a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. ‘Chicken with Plums’ follows the last days of a talented musician’s life as he desperately seeks to replace his beloved instrumental, the violin. SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN Ewan McGregor stars as a fisheries scientist who finds himself saddled with the task of introducing salmon fishing to the Highlands of Yemen. Director Lasse Hallström adapts this charming British comedy from Paul Torday’s acclaimed novel. JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME When he leaves his house on a banal errand for his mother, Jeff discovers that the universe might be sending him messages about his destiny. TAKE THIS WALTZ Sarah Polley makes a welcome return to directing with her first feature since 2006 Festival favourite ‘Away from Her.’ Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman and two-time Oscar®-nominee Michelle Williams star in this bittersweet story about a married woman struggling to choose between her husband and a man she’s just met.