On May 20th Kristen, Walter Salles, Garrett Hedlund, and Sam Riley will appear on ‘Rencontre de cinéma’ at 11:35 (on Canal+) to promote ‘On The Road’.
In 1957, Jack Kerouac revolutionize the worldwide literature with “On the Road”, the evident and cult text of the Beat Generation. Many film-makers had tried to adapt this autobiographic logbook of the author crossing the USA on his own. Francis Ford Coppola didn’t succeed but he hasn’t given up: he went to Brazil to find Walter Salles to give him the project and to product it. After filming the epic in motorcycle of the young Che Guevara through the Latin America, Salles track the hobo’s traces. The cream of the new generations of actors, among them Kristen Stewart who changes of register after Twilight, play a youth in search of freedom. “’On the Road’” is a universal story, the one of immigrants’ children who don’t found their place in the puritan culture of 50’s,” said the director. “ It’s also the end of the conquest of the West and with it, a bit of the American dream. Our period can give this feeling that we have made everything, seen, classified. And there are nothing to decode.”