UK trailer and poster for YOU INSTEAD
David Mackenzie started his 2011 with some festival buzz for one talent-packed film (that would be the Ewan McGregor and Eva Green-starring PERFECT SENSE that bowed at Sundance), but it was Mackenzie's other festival flick that caught my attention. That other film was YOU INSTEAD, a rough-and-tumble indie-feeling flick that premiered at this year's SXSW Film Festival. I ended up in a randomly timed and sparsely attended screening, so imagine my surprise when I fell totally in love with YOU INSTEAD.
The film takes place at Scotland's giant T in the Park music festival, and Mackenzie filmed it on location last summer. The film stars Luke Treadaway (who you may recognize from another SXSW film, ATTACK THE BLOCK) and Natalia Tena (Tonks from the HARRY POTTER films). The two play members of two different bands who hate each other on sight - so it's unfortunate when they're handcuffed together for a wild night at the festival. Back in March, I finished my SXSW review of the film by explaining, "While YOU INSTEAD does not necessarily surprise in terms of plot, it does surprise when it comes to just how delightful, joyous, and charming it is." The first trailer for the film captures a bit of that essence, and I genuinely cannot wait to see this film again.
After the break, check out the UK trailer for YOU INSTEAD, along with the first poster.
YOU INSTEAD opens in the UK this September, and will hopefully be followed by a U.S. release sometime in the later half of 2011.