Helena Christensen plays photographer in ‘Blow-Up tribute’

November 17, 2010

Supermodel-turned-photographer Helena Christensen stars in a short film billed by its makers as a tribute to the cult classic Blow-Up.

Christensen plays fictitious photographer Alex Worthington who meets a stranger played by David Gandy, a model.

The movie, called Away We Stay, was directed by Edoardo Ponti who is the son of actress Sophia Loren.

Ponti said he created the movie as a tribute to Blow-Up, a film set in 1960s London starring David Hemmings and produced by Ponti?s father Carlo.

?When [Michelangelo] Antonioni approached my father to do Blow-Up it was going to be set in Rome,? Ponti told the Evening Standard Magazine. ‘But it became a postcard from London.?

Continuing the photography theme, Ponti also hired David Bailey?s son Fenton for a cameo role as the photographer?s assistant.

Christensen told ?The original Blow-Up is a very unusual movie in so many ways and I thought it was an honour to be part of making a tribute to this cult classic.?

The film was released to promote a new London hotel.


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