Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Lucas Black, Gerald McRaney, Bill Cobbs / Fiction / English
A beautiful spin on a 1930s American folk-tale.
The whole town is surprised when backwoods recluse Felix (Robert Duvall) makes a rare trip into town to arrange his own funeral. Not only are they all invited, but the event is to take place before he has actually passed away. His only friend Maddie (Sissy Spacek) is shocked to hear his plans, whilst opportunistic funeral director Frank (Bill Murray, in a hilarious comic turn) is quick to grasp the financial implications.
#1/ Saturday 26 June, 2010 / 22:36 GMTWent to see this film earlier this evening and was absolutely blown away.
From the script to the score it is amazing to think that this film does not have a distribution deal in the UK.
You can't help but be drawn into the film and are drawn in by the main character, Felix Bush (Robert Duval). A beautifully made and emotional film it has to be my favourite of the festival. The script, score, cinematography and the cast compliment each other so well that it would be a travesty if this film doesn't get a UK distribution deal and I wouldn't be surprised if Robert Duval receives an Oscar for his portrayal of Mr Felix Bush.
#2 / Sunday 27 June, 2010 / 09:20 GMThttp://flickfeast.co.uk/feature/2009/
2015 Festival Diary:
Click on a day to highlight movies on that day.
Share this page
Share this Film Festival page with your friends and family.
Find Films By Strand
EIFF is split into Strands. Use them to help find your films.