The Disaster Artist

James Franco, USA 2017, 104’
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In 2003, Tommy Wiseau, an aspiring actor and slacker, goes to Los Angeles with his buddy (Dave Franco) to try his hand at acting. We don't know where Tommy comes from or how he made his money. But he is passionate about the movies and will not rest until the world learns of his genius. For now, since he is more often considered a weirdo than a true artist, he decides to make a movie himself, without any major studies. He hires the entire crew, writes the screenplay for the masterpiece, calls it The Room ... and spends $ 6 million on production. The rest is history. Tommy and his movie permanently entered the canon of terrible movies that you just can't stop watching. Just as you can't take your eyes off James Franco, who plays Wiseau himself. Franco returns to AFF (As I Lay Dying, 4th AFF) and you know you can't wait to see this movie! "Variety" called it  The most fascinating movie of James Franco's wildly eccentric oeuvre.

Magdalena Maksymiuk


San Sebastián IFF 2017 - Best Film

James Franco

Jack of all trades among filmmakers: He is a film and stage director, screenwriter, producer, writer, visual artist, musician, activist and an academic teacher. Perhaps the most hardworking person in show business, involved in countless projects, both artistic and commercial. He was nominated to Academy Award for Best Actor in Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours and won two Golden Globe awards, as well as many other film awards. According to American Film Festival audiences he is the most important person in American independent cinema.

Selected filmography

2005 The Ape

2005 Fool’s Gold

2007 Good Time Max

2011 The Broken Tower

2011 Sal

2013 Kiedy umieram / As I Lay Dying

2013 Bukowski

2013 Dziecię boże / Child of God

2014 Wściekłość i wrzask / The Sound and the Fury

2016 W niepewnym boju / In Dubious Battle

2017 Tenn

2017 Instytut / The Institute

2017 The Disaster Artist

2018 Future World

2018 Pretenders / The Pretenders

2019 Zeroville

2019 The Long Home

Cast & Crew

director James Franco
screenplay Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
cinematography Brandon Trost
editing Stacey Schroeder
music Dave Porter
cast James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Sharon Stone, Zoey Deutch, Bryan Cranston
producer James Franco, Evan Goldberg, Vince Jolivette, Seth Rogen, James Weaver
production Good Universe, New Line Cinema, Point Grey Pictures, RabbitBandini Productions, Ramona Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Polish distributor Warner Bros. Poland
language English
coloration colour
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