Hopefully this will be the last time this thing gets shifted.
Variety is reporting that Sony Pictures Classics will be releasing Gus Van Sant’s upcoming film, Restless, on September 16. This comes after not only a release date shift (having the film pulled from its January 25 release date), but also a studio change, seeing the film going from Sony proper to its subsidiary, Classics.
The film is set to premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, in the Un Certain Regard sidebar, and will star Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper. The story follows a terminally ill girl who falls for a young man with a penchant for going to funerals and talking to his best friend, the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot, played by Ryo Kase.
Personally, this is easily one of the films that I’ll be looking forward to most on my way to the Croisette this year. I’m a huge fan of Van Sant, particularly from films like Mala Noche and My Own Private Idaho, as well as non-Criterion films like Gerry and Elephant (both of which more than deserve a Criterion release). It’s nice to see that we now know exactly when the hell the film will be released, as it’s one that can’t get here fast enough.