- After the screening, the American director held a Q&A session.
- The series will continue until next Sunday October 13.
This Tuesday October 8 marked the beginning of the retrospective series on American director, screenwriter, and film critic Dan Sallitt, with the screening of Honeymoon (1998) at Cineplanet Hall B. The program includes 5 pieces that will show during the current edition of the Valdivia International Film Festival.
The director himself was in charge of presenting his full-length at the start of the show, explaining it in broad terms, and inviting people to empathize with the characters, in order to arrive at a reading of the film that is closer to his original vision, as director.
After the screening, Sallitt had a space to dialogue with the audience, and answer questions. The director delved deeper into aspects such as how he integrates new elements into the narrative, for dramatic purposes, and the construction of the characters around a closer human reality.
Honeymoon narrates the story of the relationship between Mimi and Michael. After an impulsive wedding, they go on a honeymoon that ends up transforming into a nightmare, plagued with conflicts, and sexual fiascos, which the couple seems unable to resolve. The film will show again next Thursday October 10, at 2pm, in Cineplanet B.
The filmmaker’s other films featured in the program are All the Ships at Sea (2004); The Unspeakable Act (2012); Fourteen (2019); and the short film Caterina (2019).