Brenda DeVita, Harry Loeffler-Bell, Peter Morse, Ruth Schudson, Margaret Ingraham, Michael Herald / Fiction / English
A touching, quirky and beautifully-shot directorial debut by David Lynch's long-time editor.
Having edited and produced the modern classics Lost Highway, The Straight Story (which she also wrote), Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire, Mary Sweeney here makes a striking and idiosyncratic first outing as writer/director. This tender study of connection, recovery and delicate personal dynamics circles the residents of Baraboo, Wisconsin - ordinary souls rendered fascinating by Sweeney's compassionate close-up attention.
#1 / Sunday 28 June, 2009 / 23:08 GMTOn the last day of the festival my wife & I saw 3 films, Stella and Adam either side of this.
I thought this was a wonderfully thought provoking film. Emotionally inteligent, subtle and clever. It is also beautifully shot. While I enjoyed the other two films, I thought this is quite special. It is quite slow burning but ultimately rewarding and (I hate using the term) heart warming. I hope it gets the attention it deserves and I look forward to buying it on DVD. In the meantime, i'm going to watch Straight Story again.
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