“Things aren’t always what they seem.”
Oh, how I love lines of conspiratorial dialogue like this. Even cliche-sounding, there’s something about them that gives me the shivers. I don’t imagine the sentence is uttered in John Le Carre’s classic MI6 spy novel “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” — it’s too simplistic for Le Carre — but it does appear in the upcoming film version of the novel, which is having its world premiere in Venice, which announced its lineup today.
Currently not announced to show in Toronto, though that might soon change when TIFF announces its entire schedule in the following weeks, “Tinker Tailor” is directed by an unlikely outsider to British intrigue: Swedish director Tomas Alfredson (of teen vampire flick fame “Let the Right One In”). I can’t say the match makes the most sense, but with the strong source material and Alfredson’s keen directorial eye, I’m excited to go for the ride. The trailer (below) has been around the web for awhile: