Sunday, October 05, 2008


A movie called Blindness opened this weekend, but a friend reports that a New York Film Festival audience was struck dumb by today's screening of Four Nights with Anna. Once the very bleak and Eastern European-ish film ended, the pro forma Q&A with the director began...and quickly ended, as there were no questions from what I assume was a depressed crowd. This is a real surprise, given that the filmmaker is veteran Jerzy Skolimowski, returning to the screen for the first time in 17 years. OK, fine, Anna may have been a stifling experience, but nothing to ask about Moonlighting? Deep End? The Lightship? His acting role in White Nights? None of this ringing any bells? Maybe the screening was packed with the no-account 24-year-olds I wrote about a few days ago...whatever, this was the first I've heard of a Film Festival Q&A shutting down abruptly for lack of Qs.

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