Our Brand Is Crisis

David Gordon Green, USA 2015, 108’

While the film's leading role was set to go to George Clooney, it luckily went to Hollywood favorite Sandra Bullock. Her portrayal of Jane Bodine shows a slightly neurotic, lonely political campaign strategist, who retires for personal reasons and moves away to spin pottery. She lives sans stress, cigarettes and alcohol, leading an ecological lifestyle that lacks the ambitious goals of powering uncertain candidates to electoral victory. She refuses to fess up (even to herself) to missing the tinge of chaos, turbulence and flash at the highest echelons of power. Her tranquility is truncated when former colleagues rear their heads to recruit her into handling the Bolivian presidential elections. Multifaceted cult-favorite director David Gordon Green shows a new ironic and humorous side by taking on political satire starring a no-holds-barred woman. Green's previous movie Manglehorn (with an acclaimed role by Al Pacino) was the closing film of the 2014 American Film Festival.

David Gordon Green

Director, screenwriter and producer. Born in 1975 in Arkansas, he studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts and has directed films such as All the Real Girls, awarded at Sundance 2003, as well George Washington, Undertow, Pineapple Express, The Sitter and Prince Avalanche. For Prince Avalanche he received the Silver Bear in 2013.

Selected filmography

2000 Sztama / George Washington

2004 Mroczne dziedzictwo / Undertow

2008 Boski chillout / Pineapple Express

2013 Droga przez Teksas / Prince Avalanche

2014 Manglehorn

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Cast & Crew

director David Gordon Green
screenplay Peter Straughan
cinematography Tim Orr
editing Colin Patton
music David Wingo
cast Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Zoe Kazan, Anthony Mackie, Scoot McNairy
producer Grant Heslov, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock
production Participant Media, Smokehouse Pictures
Polish distributor Warner Bros.
language English
coloration colour
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