Saturday, December 01, 2007

adam's apples TONIGHT ONLY!!!!

Oops, asleep at the switch. My favourite movie of the year so far (though quite possibly no one else's) is showing tonight at the European Film Festival, 9:15, Pacific Cinematheque.

ADAM'S APPLES is an ultra-black Danish comedy that seems to me to be about the folly of the Christian faith - whether the film thinks such serious foolishness is holy or simply foolish will be entirely up to you to decide. I see it as an admittedly bizarre partner film to Rossellini's FLOWERS OF ST FRANCIS, so you can see which side I come down on, but so far have only found one fool to agree.

In any case, don't go expecting a melancholy Danish film of great theological weight and substance. This is an "I can't believe I just saw that" / "I can't believe I'm laughing at that" European comedy. If it sounds like that might be for you, have a look!

And here's a link to my piece on the film.

1 comment:

Jared said...

I've been dying to see this since I first heard of it months ago . . . but I'm stuck waiting for a DVD release, I think. This definitely sounds like my kind of thing, though.