London based Film Sales & Distribution company Mister Smith Entertainment premiered “Roger Waters’ The Wall at TIFF.
Roger Waters uses this film to question war during such a destructive time in the world:
“Any armed conflict is an underscore and an exclamation mark to this movie, because this movie is unashamedly anti-war, ecumenical, and about love for all men and women whatever their race, color, creed, nationality or whatever,”
Waters also uses this as an opportunity to call for compassion and political activism:
“It’s about our children and about each other and about how we so desperately need to transcend national boundaries in order to cooperate with one another rather than sitting entrenched on our side of a boundary or wall and lobbing bombs at each other over the top of it,”
He added, “We’re on a slippery slope and we need to dig our heels in and say enough, enough, this is not right,”
About Mister Smith Entertainment:
Led by CEO David Garrett, Mister Smith Entertainment is involved in the financing, co-financing and licensing of high-quality mainstream feature films and filmmaker driven movies for the global market. The company is a joint venture between Garrett and Constantin Film. The current MSE film slate includes THE WATER DIVINER, from Hopscotch Features and Fear of God Films, an epic adventure directed by Russell Crowe and starring Crowe and Olga Kurylenko; Constantin Film’s LOVE, ROSIE, a romantic comedy based on the bestselling novel by Cecilia Ahern, starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin; Inimitable Pictures’ DANNY COLLINS (Working Title), Dan Fogelman’s directorial debut starring Academy Award® winner Al Pacino, Academy Award® nominee Annette Bening,
Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, and Academy Award® winner Christopher Plummer, scheduled for release in 2014; and the newly announced Jesse Owens biopic RACE, an enthralling film about courage, determination, and friendship based on the incredible true story of an Olympic legend directed by Stephen Hopkins.
MSE also represents DreamWorks Studios films for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The current slate includes THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY, based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais, starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri, and directed by Lasse Hallström, set for release in fall 2014.