Hopefully you’ve had your morning coffee and don’t plan on having a glass of wine for a while now because these new clips from The Sound and the Fury and The Riot Club might make you think twice about drinking either of them. James Franco’s latest is just days away from its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and has its Toronto International Film Festival screening coming up right after, so the team behind it has unveiled a clip from the film, teasing the intensity we’ve got coming.
We’ve also got Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club making its way to TIFF for a world premiere. Even though Joey King and Scott Haze both look like they can get a little nasty in that piece from The Sound and the Fury, the Riot Club clip actually might be tougher to stomach. Hit the jump to find out why.
Here’s the synopsis for The Sound and the Fury:
Set in Mississippi at the turn of the twentieth century, The Sound and the Fury portrays the decline and fall of the Compsons, a once proud, aristocratic Southern family. Translating William Faulkner’s famously challenging experimental prose into the language of cinema, The Sound and the Fury reveals the secrets and betrayals that have tarnished the family name and continue to haunt the Compson children. Told in distinct chapters, the film juxtaposes the unique perspectives of the three Compson brothers: mute, manchild Benjy; sensitive, melancholic Quentin; and cold, calculating Jason. Meanwhile, the fate of the lone Compson sister, Caddy, gradually unfolds across all three narratives. The Sound and the Fury spans three decades in the lives of the Compsons and offers, through this single family’s history, a meditation on the relationship between time, memory and history.
Here’s the synopsis for The Riot Club:
Miles (Max Irons) went to the right schools and cultivated the right connections to gain his place at Oxford, but he is ambivalent when the Riot Club recruits him in his first weeks on campus. He’s not naturally superior. Lauren (Holliday Grainger), the young student who interests him, comes from a modest family. She actually earned her admission to the school on merit. But the thrill of inclusion is too great for Miles to resist.