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Cannes Video: Alicia Duffy’s All Good Children

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Cannes Video: Alicia Duffy’s All Good Children

My guess is that All Good Children will have a long film festival circuit life – due to a combination of factors. There are the obvious aesthetic qualities of the picture — if you’ve seen Duffy’s short film work you’ll get a glimpse into how the camera can emphasize subtle shifts in the emotional output of a character, and I think this is the film’s selling point.

Innocence morphs into obsessiveness in Alicia Duffy’s feature film debut – a film that I thought was based on, but is instead inspired by, the summer set worlds for non-adults of Sam Taylor’s novel The Republic of Trees. Swerving in and then out of puppy love, first summer romance type of film, this is a unique coming-of-age portrait because it is self-contained or preserved in a setting full of mystery. My guess is that All Good Children will have a long film festival circuit life – due to a combination of factors. There are the obvious aesthetic qualities of the picture — if you’ve seen Duffy’s short film work you’ll get a glimpse into how the camera can emphasize subtle shifts in the emotional output of a character, and I think this is the film’s selling point. Here is a montage of the opening night presentation for the Director’s Fortnight selected film. 

 

 

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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