Every year, Thanksgiving brings some of the year’s biggest family films to the audiences and this year was no exception. This Wednesday saw “The Muppets,” “Arthur’s Christmas” and Martin Scorsese’s 3D family period adventure “Hugo” open to unanimously warm reception.
The latter had a glam world premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC and Indiewire was lucky enough to catch up with one of the film’s stars, Emily Mortimer. “Hugo” marks her second time working with the legendary auteur, following their collaboration in “Shutter Island,” where she played a crazed, incarcerated woman accused of killing her own children. In “Hugo,” the British actress switches it up by playing a French flower girl, lusted after by a bumbling police officer (Sacha Baron Cohen).
“It’s a very different guise that he was seeing me in,” Mortimer said of working with Scorsese a second time. “Last time he met me, I was covered in blood and I had three dead children. But we talked a little bit more and we came to the conclusion that inside every murderer there’s a flower girl and inside every flower girl there’s a murderer. That’s what so incredible about him and his films. It’s light and dark. You’re given free reign to explore the weirdness and the sort of freakishness of life, as well as the magic and wonder of it all. One doesn’t preclude the other. And that’s why this film is so brilliant. It’s the world seen through a kid’s eyes. It’s a magical, marvelous place but it can also be fucked up.”
Below find more pictures from this week on the scene.