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Cloud Atlas hits theatres this weekend

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Cloud Atlas hits theatres this weekend

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Susan Sarandon among gender-benders in Wachowski film
Cloud Atlas, directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), opens this weekend in theatres across North America. 
 
The time-travelling epic features a large cast of actors in multiple gender-bending roles. “I loved being the man because when I looked in the mirror I couldn’t even see myself, which was really the first time that’s ever happened,” says Susan Sarandon.
 
Asked which of his characters he preferred, Ben Whishaw says, “I really liked being Hugh Grant’s wife.”
 
The topic of gender has been much discussed ahead of the movie’s release after Lana Wachowski talked about her transition in a New Yorker feature back in September.
 
Below are clips from interviews with actors Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Halle Berry and Ben Whishaw at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year. Following that, Lana Wachowski speaks about her decision to publicly discuss her trans identity.

 


 
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Cloud Atlas
I went opening night to see Cloud Atlas and have to say that what I witnessed was pure masterpiece ! The scope and energy behind this film is spellbinding .. Hands down Best picture of the year .. Best art direction and makeup . Best Actor: Mr. Broadbent. Best direction: the Wachowski's
Read the book, too
It's not until the very end that the book is tied together for the primary theme. The Could Atlas Sextet is just a medium to weave the stories.
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