Sunday, December 07, 2008

$9.99 The Movie

"From director Tatia Rosenthal, 
$9.99 is a stop motion animated feature 
which offers slightly less than $10 worth about the meaning of life. 
From the short stories of Etgar Keret."

Soul Food friend, HollywoodJesus film critic and stop-action animation expert (hey, he wrote the textbook - literally) Ken Priebe points us to $9.99 The Movie, commenting "...looks like it could be deep, spiritual and a huge step for animated film." All that and a Language / Brief Nudity / Sexuality warning too! Not bad for Claymation - HOWARD THE DUCK meets THE MIRACLE MAKER?

Los Angeles Times blog: "On Dec. 12, $9.99, a beautiful stop-motion animated film by Israeli filmmaker Tatia Rosenthal, will be released in American theaters, having already played to great acclaim at the Toronto and Rome film festivals. As you can get a sense from the trailer... the film is a bit of an existentialist, surrealist story - an animated SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK if you will - that was weaved together from several short stories by revered Israeli writer Etgar Keret (who himself co-won Cannes' Camera d'Or last year for the Israeli film "Meduzot") ..."

The screenplay is adapted from the ultra-short stories of Etgar Keret - who must be great, because one of his pieces was featured on This American Life. Also on This American Life.  Oh, and also This American Life and This American Life

There's a trailer for the movie at the Official website. Goes into limited release December 12. We'll keep our eyes open.

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