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// September 01, 2016

Los Angeles Times – Michael Fassbender tensed up for the briefest instant when the topic of his relationship with Alicia Vikander, both his co-star and his girlfriend, arose.

Then he relaxed and offered a Zen thought. “People will make the presumptions they want to make. If you start to defend anything, it becomes, ‘Methinks the lady doth protest too much,’ ” the actor said, when asked if he thought moviegoers would draw real-life inferences from his work.

“I mean, have you seen ‘Shame?’ ” he quipped, referring to his 2011 portrayal of a sex addict. Vikander, sitting next to him, let loose a sharp laugh.

The pair were side by side at a downtown hotel here recently, polite and formal and trying not to seem like they’re a couple — while trying not to seem like they were trying not to seem like a couple.

Over the course of a conversation, about their new movie “The Light Between Oceans,” they could be professional, even distant. But they also jumped in often to finish each other’s sentences in a manner that reinforced their couplehood — an embodiment of the contradiction that occurs when the modern imperative to stay on message collides with the even more modern reality of everyone knowing everything about everybody.

Since the days of early Hollywood, actors have been falling for each other on set. And for pretty much just as long, we’ve been obsessed with them.

From Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on “Cleopatra” in the early 1960s, engaging in a moltenly dysfunctional affair, to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” in the mid-2000s, also initiating a romance outside one partner’s committed relationship, mid-production hookups have been a regular source of film-fan fascination.

The reason has often had as much to do with us as them: These relationships offer the universal touchstone of the office romance, only more heightened and surreal.

But as it has in so many other areas, the age of social media and rampant exposure has changed the equation. When Jolie and Pitt were first rumored to be together on the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” set, the idea of an affair broadcast widely using modern media tools was still new. It compelled us for months, right up through when the film landed in theaters.

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// August 27, 2016

The Light Between Oceans is featured in the September 02 issue of Entertainment Weekly. I have added scans into the gallery.

// August 13, 2016

Two of Michael’s films, The Light Between Oceans and Assassin’s Creed, are featured in the August 19th issue of Entertainment Weekly. I have added scans into the gallery!

// July 29, 2016

I have updated the gallery with several production stills from The Light Between Oceans, along with one additional poster and one behind-the-scenes photo.

// July 28, 2016

The Light Between the Oceans is set to screen in competition in this year’s Venice Film Festival, which will run from August 31 to September 10.

The Venice Film Festival, the world’s oldest major film event, laid out the plans for its 73rd edition on Thursday, with a host of major names among the 55 features due to descend upon the historic Italian city next month.

Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals is among the biggest titles set to screen in competition, with the LA-set thriller’s stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams expected to attend. The film will compete alongside Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi Arrivals, giving  Adams double duties on the red carpet, plus Emir Kusturica’s On the Milky Road and Terence Malick’s Cate Blanchett-fronted documentary Voyage of Time. Audiences will also get to see the film that brought Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander together, Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans, and also assess Natalie Portman’s turn as Jackie Onassis in Pablo Lorraine’s biopic Jackie.

The unlikely trio of Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves may drop by the Venice Lido for the premiere of The Bad Batch, Ana Lily Amirpour’s follow up to her critically-acclaimed debut A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night and described as “a post-apocalyptic cannibal love story set in a Texas wasteland.” Also in the running for the Golden Lion is Martin Koolhoven’s Brimstone, starring Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington and Guy Pearce. As he previously been announced, the festival will open with Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, which will also compete.

Out of competition, the festival will close with Antoine Fuqua’s all-star The Magnificent Seven remake. Mel Gibson’s WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge will also screen, as will Philippe Falardeau’s The Bleeder, starring Liev Schrieber, Naomi Watts and Elisabeth Moss. Another actress likely to have repeat red carpet appearances is Portman, who stars alongside Lily-Rose Depp in Rebecca Zlotowski’s Planetarium, being given a special out-of-competition screening.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

See the full lineup at the festival official website!