On his Indiewire Blog, Eugene Hernandez is blogging the 2004 Telluride Film Festival. In addition to some GORGEOUS photos, he’s posted his reaction to some of the new films! (There’s even a photo of some nasty SNOW that came down on Saturday.)
According to Euguene, Todd Solondz‘ newest film, Palindromes, is getting mixed reviews. This is not surprising with Solondz, whose first film, Welcome To The Dollhouse, was one of the best films I saw at my first Sundance Film Festival. In Palindromes, he returns to the Wiener family, now focusing on a cousin.
Lodge Kerrigan’s Keane is described in the program as “utterly riveting.” Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers) stars as William Keane, a mentally disturbed homeless man. At one minute totally oblivious to those around him Keane is in the next nearly fanatical in his demand for understanding and sympathy. Much of his agony derives from a moment of lapsed attention when his six-year-old daughter was abducted, an event whose very reality becomes questionable as we watch William’s self-destructive attempts to cope with it. According to Eugene, there’s a lot of buzz around the film.
Personally, I was looking forward to hearing about Pedro Almodovar’s Bad Education starring the fabulous Gael Garcia Bernal. I’m also eager to hear about Laura Linney’s P.S.. We’ll have to wait and see what the word is on those. Watch Eugene’s blog for the latest info and images!