Cherrybomb Screened At Italian Film Festival, Receives Great Reviews!

Cherrybomb Screened At Italian Film Festival, Receives Great Reviews!
August 8, 2009, 10:13 AM–Rupert Grint’s film Cherrybomb was screened last month at the 39th Giffoni Film Festival, which took place from 12 to 25th July in Gifonni Valle Piana, near Salerno and Naples (South Italy). The film was shown in the Generation 16 category, and although it didn’t win (the award went to the film My Suicide, the same one who beat Cherrybomb at the Berlinale as well), the film received very good reviews. Many thanks to Anna who helped me translate this review by Aldo Spiniello. Here’s what he had to say about Rupert:

The pair of directors don’t waste their time trying to demonstrate a strikingly original style, they have faith in the pale face of Rupert Grint (who has finally freed himself from the Harry Potter label), and they content themselves with a few simple solutions, such as the text messages materializing onto the screen, as the sign of an increasingly shorter and more painful communication.

Read the entire translation here. Thanks again Anna!

Also thanks to Laura for sending us this review, posted when Cherrybomb was screened at the Galway Film Festival in Ireland last month:

If you expect Rupert Grint to be somewhat slow and dumb just like he is in the HARRY POTTER films, you will be positively surprised. Grint is capable of being more than a sorcerers apprentice sidekick. In CHERRYBOMB he shows off his sexy and wild side.

Since this review is hosted on the Britspotting Festival website, perhaps this means that Cherrybomb will also be screened there in November! Their feature film selection is still in progress, so we will keep you updated. This is a German festival, taking place in Berlin, so German fans, get ready to see Malachy again!

Oh, and don’t forget to read the latest edition of our fanzine Grintastic, and please leave your comments!

UPDATE: I have just added these new reviews to our Cherrybomb Reviews page, so visit it here!

UPDATE #2: Just a quick little note, really. You may remember that we mentioned a new book called Into The Wild Nerd Yonder. We have just received a comment about the book from the author herself, Julie Halpern, who had this to say: “Thanks so much for mentioning my book, INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER, on your page! I’m a big Rupert fan, and the main character of the book has pictures of him hanging around her bedroom” – The book, a hardcover edition, will be released on September 29th!

35 Comments to "Cherrybomb Screened At Italian Film Festival, Receives Great Reviews!"

August 8th, 2009 at 5:17 PM

guys u all must see that one it’s soooo good

August 8th, 2009 at 5:26 PM

Hi, i´m back from holidays !!

Zoz, this is wonderful, the voices sounds very goood. I wonder if these are the real sound from the movie? Thanks for sharing !!

August 8th, 2009 at 5:49 PM

well i’ve already view it, but i think she recorded some parts (audio ones) but its so horrible cuz it makes me sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo envy to see this film lol but thankxxx

August 9th, 2009 at 7:51 AM

Harry Potter Fan Site, UHP has been informed that in the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, David Yates has decided to show Hogwarts Battle sequence also known as the Battle of the Astronomy Tower.

The actors that confirmed present are Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley),
Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom),
Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) – The three original member of Dumbledore’s Army.
Also, according to the site, All the heads/representative of the four Hogwarts Houses are present in the scene:
Maggie Smith (Prof. McGonagall – Gryffindor),
Miriam Margoyles (Prof. Pomona Sprout – Hufflepuff),
Jim Broadbent (Prof. Horace Slughorn – Slytherin)
Warwick Davis (Prof. Flitwick – Ravenclaw).

The website also notes that the scene of the attack of Fenrir Greyback to Bill Weasley, which had to happen in the sixth film will take place at the scene of the 7 Potters.

“Bill Weasley will appear at the Dursleys, At this time he is not yet disfigured by Fenrir Greyback.”

Another scene added in the first part of the film is this tour at the Ministry of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour (played by Bill Nighy), The New Minister for Magic, successor to Cornelius Fudge make his speech and announces to the wizarding world that hard times lie ahead and that, basically, War is officially begun.

August 9th, 2009 at 7:52 AM

Have you guys read Julie’s blog entry?

“The next item I found is ca-razy. Many of you may know that I am somewhat of a Rupert Grint fan (stalker, perhaps? Only in the online sense, of course.), and the main character in INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER has some Rupert pictures hanging on her bedroom wall. This fact made its way into the Green Been Teen Queen’s review of NERD, which, in turn, must have shown up when the good folks at did their very own “Rupert Grint” google search (I’m just guessing) because they mentioned NERD on their blog! I’m now planning on sending them a book once it comes out because maybe the rabid Rupert fan base will be big supporters of NERD. And maybe Rupter Grint will notice and give me a call and we’ll have a nice meal and a chat. Why not? ”

ahah she rocks!

August 9th, 2009 at 7:55 AM

and anon, I hope that’s true, sounds pretty cool.

August 9th, 2009 at 8:01 AM

Hahahaha. Yeah, I googled her name yesterday after seeing her note to ICM and have been canvassing her site. She sounds real cool but then she is a Rupert Grint fan. 😉

August 9th, 2009 at 9:08 AM

Fantastic! *____________*!
Yeah finally in Italy ooooh yessssss!
Great review!

August 9th, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Well now that they’ve split DH in two films I guess they can add all those scenes that should have been in HBP… though I don’t understand why they need the Astronomy Tower battle in DH 1 if Heyman’s reason for omitting it from HBP was to “avoid repeats”. *duh*

August 9th, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Well, why did they have a Burrow attack if they don’t want repetitions?!

August 9th, 2009 at 3:03 PM

mmm remember e few years ago, dan was the leader everybody loved him but now Rupert is taking the place :D:D now everybody love Rupert but us, fans of Rupert on the ice cream man site, know exacly why……
cuz this boy is soooooooooooo cuteeee i really thanks Jo and Nigel for this wonderful gift…. 😀

August 9th, 2009 at 4:15 PM

“Well, why did they have a Burrow attack if they don’t want repetitions?!”

August 9th, 2009 at 4:57 PM

Actually it was the battle at Hogwarts that would be repetitious, not necessarily any scenes like the Burrow. I disagreed with the decision and it especially is bad if they are going to re-add it in DH1. What’s the point?! :\

August 9th, 2009 at 6:51 PM

The only way I can see the battle of the astronomy tower making any sense is that it shows the Carrows (sp?) and such breaking into the school and taking over.

October 23rd, 2009 at 7:20 AM

TEG, yes, the inline 6 is an inherently very smooth design. ,

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