50/50 – dir. Jonathan Levine, 2011

date: 03/08/2012 time: 20:00 place: GOK, Janowiec film program: I love cinema artistic program: films

US | 2011 | 99 min
reż|dir Jonathan Levine prod|pro Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen scen|wr Will Reiser zdj|ph Terry Stacey  muz|mus Michael Giacchino mon|ed  Zene Baker ob|cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Serge Houde dys|dis Monolith Films


Screenplay of “50/50” was based on real experiences of the film’s scriptwriter, Will Reiser, who at the age of 25 heard a horrifying diagnosis: cancer. However, full of life, the man did not intend to give in to the pessimistic prognoses, and has remodelled, recast his life experiences into a bitter-sweet screenplay. Reiser nevertheless underlines the full autonomy of the Adam Lerner character, an average twenty-something who shares with his creator mainly his great will to live and the ability to joke about grave matters. The character of Adam gains additional credibility and warmth thanks to the very intuitive acting of Joseph Gordon–Levitt.    

Nominated for the Golden Globe for comedy or musical and for the best male starring role in this cathegory (Joseph Gordon–Levitt)
2011 Aspen Filmfest – the Audience Award
2012 Independent Spirit Award.

Jonathan Levine (1976)
American director and scriptwriter. Born in New York. “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” was his feature-length debut. “The Wackness,” his second film, received the Audience Award at the Sundance festival (2008). His newest film, “Warm Bodies,” will have its premiere in 2013; it is a story about a love-struck zombie, whose affection will be the cause of unexpected complications in the world of the undead.