• ENG
  • KOR

Official Section/
HOME > PROGRAM > Official Section

World Cinemascape: Spectrum

The End of the Tour

Director James PONSOLDT
Info
  • USA│
  • 2015│
  • 106min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

In 1996, shortly after the publication of his groundbreaking novel Infinite Jest, acclaimed author David Foster Wallace sets off on a five-day interview with Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
121 2016. 04. 29 14:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 4 EK19
403 2016. 05. 02 10:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 4 EK19
612 2016. 05. 04 11:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 7 EK19

Review

A drama about American writer David Foster Wallace. The main story is the experience of David Lipsky when he stayed with Wallace for five days for interview 12 years before Wallace killed himself. The film depicts the road to visit Wallace, how a timid, fastidious writer talks about his life and artistic inspiration, conflicts of life, and recollections. Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and Wallace have a love-hate relationship like that of Mozart and Salieri. The director didn’t intend to finish a biographical film on Wallace. By drawing a trajectory of aspiration, jealousy, aversion, and sympathy on the genius writer, the film becomes a study of man. As an observer, Lipsky shows highly sensitive emotions and Wallace (Jason Segal) shows perfect description of Wallace’s appearance and character. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director James PONSOLDT
Screenplay Donald MARGULIES
Producer James DAHL, Matt DEROSS
Cinematography Jakob IHRE
Art Director Sarah M. POTT
Editor Darrin NAVARRO
Music Danny ELFMAN
Cast Jason SEGEL,?Jesse EISENBERG,?Anna CHLUMSKY

Director

James PONSOLDT

Born in 1978. His directed such short films; Junebug and Hurricane(2003), Rush Tickets(2003) and Coming Down the Mountain(2004). PONSOLDT made his debut as a screenwriter and director with Off the Black in 2006. He is a director and producer, known for The Spectacular Now (2013), Smashed (2012) and The End of the Tour.

Trailer

(The End of the Tour) DIR. James PONSOLDT

In 1996, shortly after the publication of his groundbreaking novel Infinite Jest, acclaimed author David Foster Wallace sets off on a five-day interview with Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky.