‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’ Trailer Portrays a Heroic and Haunted James Franco

     August 18, 2015


Just a few weeks ahead of Wim Wenders’ Every Thing Will Be Fine drama making its North American premiere at TIFF 2015, the first trailer for the film has been released. It reveals a performance by James Franco that straddles the line between playing the hero and succumbing to depression after a traumatic event. Franco’s character Tomas attempts to put his life back together after a tragic car accident, while attempting to patch up relationships that have been ruined because of it.

While the trailer might give away some pivotal moments in terms of plot, it’s a bit hard for the film’s marketing to dance around the incident that the entire movie is centered around. In short, Every Thing Will Be Fine feels like it’s more about the relationships after the tragedy and not so much the tragedy itself. Also starring Charlotte GainsbourgRachel McAdams, and Peter StormareEvery Thing Will Be Fine will play at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival this September.

Hat tip to /Film for giving us a heads up for the first trailer for Every Thing Will Be Fine, which you can watch below:

Here’s the official synopsis courtesy of the film’s North American Premiere at TIFF:

A winter evening. A car on a country road. It’s snowing, visibility is poor. Out of nowhere, a sled comes sliding down a hill. The car comes to a grinding halt. The driver is Tomas, a writer. He cannot be blamed for the tragic accident. It’s also not young Christopher’s fault, who should have taken better care of his brother. Tomas falls into a depression. The film follows Tomas and his efforts to give meaning to his life again. Starring James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rachel McAdams.

And here’s a somewhat different synopsis via Metropole Films:

EVERY THING WILL BE FINE, based on an original script by the Norwegian Bjørn Olaf Johannessen, tells the story of Tomas (James Franco), a writer who loses control of his life after a car accident. Even though he is not directly at fault, his relationship with his girlfriend breaks down because of this event and his life and work suddenly set off in a completely new direction. The film follows Tomas over a period of 12 years and tells an intimate story of guilt and the search for forgiveness.

Charlotte Gainsbourg and James Franco star in Every Thing Will Be Fine.

Image via TIFF

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