Domestic Trailer for Abel Ferrara’s WELCOME TO NEW YORK

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Long ago we have seen UK trailer for Abel Ferrara‘s Welcome to New York, and now IFC has released a U.S. trailer for the movie which has been cut from the international version.

Looks like Ferrara was not happy about it to say the least:

“F— them and F— IFC and the Center. Any filmmaker that’s worth anything should go and burn that theater down,” he said. “And as for my brother and sister filmmakers, don’t roll over to these punks. And don’t let Arianna Bocco and [Sundance Selects/IFC Films president] Jonathan Sehring and the other thousand just like them come on as big friends of the independent film community. They don’t give a shit about movies or the people that make them.”

Wild Bunch head honcho Vincent Maraval reportedly replied that it’s very unfair he’s blaming IFC because, “This is not between Abel and IFC, it’s between Abel and us.We’ve worked with Abel since ‘R Xmas. IFC has always supported him, even when the U.S. market said he was too difficult to work with.”

Much like a French Wolf of Wall Street, the film is loosely based on the story of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, (or rather, a character inspired by him), the former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund who was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid back in 2011, but when you watch it you cannot believe that it could have happened in real life.

The film finally arrives in select theaters and on VOD on March 27th, starring Gérard Depardieu, Jacqueline Bisset and Paul Calderon. Watch the Welcome to New York trailer below.

Not sure, but I think Abel has lost it.

BASED ON TRUE EVENTS: A sex-addicted French financier, a fateful hotel room encounter, and a scandal that would rock the world: the mighty Gérard Depardieu gives a fearless performance in this ripped-from-the-headlines saga of sin and sleaze from boundary-pushing director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, Ms. 45). Inspired by one of the most high-profile public implosions in recent memory, Welcome to New York follows a prominent international banker (Depardieu) as he spirals out of control during a drug and sex-fueled trip to America—culminating in a shocking incident involving a hotel maid and his subsequent arrest. Jacqueline Bisset co-stars in this provocative portrait of a man whose fall from grace sent shockwaves throughout the world.

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Source: THR