Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lovely, Still.

This was a recommendation from Matt's cousin Keith; it was a very good one.

Lovely, Still. 2008. Written and directed by Nik Fackler.
starring: Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn.

"A holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time." (imdb).

This is one that I just can't talk to death; it's best if you just dive in, yourself. I will say that I really liked the lighting (it happens over Christmas) and a lot of the color choices. Acting is perfect; Burstyn and Landau really nailed it. Fackler was pretty young when he did this, but it didn't feel like a young director's film. You should see this.


Donald said...

Are you trying to spell Martin LandAU? ;-)

This sounds interesting. I'll check it out.

Anna said...

fixed it. whoops.

Donald said...

Good. That's an Oscar winner you're talking about!

Anna said...

yeah, and apparently he's a real dick when you aren't up on details . . .