Wed, Feb 15
TEDDY TODAY (Page 2)
AVANT LE DELUGE
After studying the intricacies of justice in JUSTICE IS DONE and capital punishment in WE ARE ALL MURDERERS, André Cayatte, ex-lawyer, now turns his searching camera on adolescent delinquency and parental responsibility...
What do we really know about the people we call family? What kinds of feelings, gestures and love affairs characterise the smallest unit of society? What might really be going on behind doors at the neighbouring family’s abode? These are the questions that preoccupy director Christian Moris Müller in his film. The four windows of the title refer to four chapters...
Filmmaker Todd Verow revisits his own youth for his latest work. The film’s main character is Joe, who, like the director, grew up in Bangor in Maine. Joe lives with his single mother and older sister Theresa on a notorious council estate called “Capehart Projects”. Molested at the age of ten, Joe nevertheless decides to keep the incident to himself. He befriends an older artist named Victor and moves in with him, hoping to escape Bangor with his help...
“A woman in a man’s body. A man in a woman’s body. Jesus in Mary’s stomach. The water breaks. It floods into me. I can’t close the lid. My heart is full.” So runs Lukas Moodysson’s description of his film that features a female voice - the soft-spoken Suada. This film is about Brad Pitt and Paris Hilton, David Beckham and Saddam Hussein; it also about sex and the war in Iraq, about homosexuality and homophobia.