Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chelsea Monday

In Imaginary Movies I will be posting some fake movie posters I created (including a fake review), with two recurring themes: the title is based on a pop/rock song, and the image is from my Flickr stream. This one takes a Marillion song in combination with my shot Embrace.

The cinema release of Chelsea Monday comes as the attention for the London 2012 Olympics is increasing. It is one of the best sport themed movies I have seen for a while. The basic premise is simple enough: two young athletes, both among the favourites for their discipline, happen to meet shortly after their arrival one Monday in the London Chelsea district - two weeks before the start of the games. Both Ukrainian steeple chaser Igor Kovlibenko and Canadian sprinter Jenny Matucewicz have so far lived 100% for their sports to fulfill their golden dreams. Their chance encounter leads to a whirlwind romance, which threatens to get in their way of their - and their coaches - ambitions. A complex but convincing mixture of subplots develop from there, leading to a dramatic finale on the opening day of the Olympics. Sterling performances by the two leads, Julia Cole and Todd West. A gripping movie.