MAMMOTH trailer, starring Michelle Williams and Gael García Bernal

Chase Whale

November 5th, 2009

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Not sure how I missed this, but thanks to good ole' Apple for posting it. Michelle Williams and Gael García Bernal star in the independent film MAMMOTH, as a married couple in New York who have it all: a daughter, good jobs, and a nice home. Things rapidly change after Leo (Bernal) - creator of a booming website - goes away on business to Thailand. The film's central focus is about the little decisions that can turn life completely around.

It's really nice to see Michelle Williams still doing little indie gems. She's proved her acting abilities can go so much deeper than just playing a teenager with love problems on a WB show. And, as for Bernal, he's also shown us his heart's where smaller-budget filmmaking is at.

MAMMOTH was written and directed by Lukas Moodysson. Moodysson won the C.I.C.A.E. Award and Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival for his film, FUCKING AMAL, and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards for TILLSAMMANS and LILJA 4-EVER.

MAMMOTH opens in New York on November 20th. Check out the trailer, poster, and official synopsis and let us know what you think! Also, check out MAMMOTH's trailer in HD over at Apple.

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The internationally-acclaimed director of TOGETHER and LILJA 4-EVER, Lukas Moodysson, presents a globe-spanning, modern family drama in MAMMOTH. Gael García Bernal and Oscar®-nominee Michelle Williams star in a story of about the rippling effects of life’s smallest choices, and the epic ironies that bind us all together. MAMMOTH follows a young New York family that has stumbled into a world of money and big decisions. Leo (Gael García Bernal), the creator of a booming website, and Ellen (Michelle Williams), a dedicated emergency surgeon live the perfect life with their 8-year old daughter Jackie (Sophie Nyweide). But when Leo travels to Thailand on business, and Ellen begins to see her daughter less and less after her long hours at work, a chain of events is sparked that will have dramatic consequences for everyone.

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