Athens International Film Festival


High Life

When his aptly-named former cellmate Bug is released, Dick decides to take him under his wing and give him a crash course in the 80s. It has been a long time since Bug was last out and much of the world as he knew it has changed: the drugs have changed, the music has changed and the banks have changed. The latter gives Dick the bright idea to gang up with two more losers and rob one. The problem is that the’re all hopeless junkies bordering on cretinism; so to rob a bank they must first get there, which is less straightforward than it sounds. Gary Yates composes an ode to human stupidity in one of the funniest movies of the year. The film is based on the eponymous play by Lee MacDougall. Canada 2009 Color 35mm 80' English Director: Gary Yates Screenwriter: Gary Yates Cinematography: Michael Marshall Music: Jonathan Goldsmith Editor: Heidi Levitt Principal Cast: Timothy Olyphant Joe Anderson Stephen Eric McIntyre Rossif Sutherland

    Publication date: 2009-09-10 12:05:49