Matt Damon brings fracking drama "Promised Land" to Berlin festival after disappointment in US | iNFOnews

Current Conditions

Sunny
1.0°C

Matt Damon brings fracking drama "Promised Land" to Berlin festival after disappointment in US

Actor Matt Damon poses at the photo call for the film Promised Land at the 63rd edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin, Friday, Feb.8,2013. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
February 08, 2013 - 6:50 AM

BERLIN - Matt Damon hopes his drama on the divisive practice of fracking, "Promised Land," will win over international critics despite a U.S. reception that disappointed the actor.

The movie on shale gas drilling directed by Gus Van Sant has its international premiere Friday at the Berlin film festival. It is one of 19 films running for the Golden Bear award.

Damon told reporters that the film didn't get "the reception that I would have hoped for" at home but "sometimes people find movies later on."

He says the movie doesn't aim to pass judgment but to explore how decisions are made.

Damon stars as a salesman persuading inhabitants of a small town to sell the right to extract gas.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
The Associated Press

  • Popular kelowna News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile