Athens International Film Festival

Metropolitan

Tom is a typical late 80s middle class Princeton graduate, who falls for the discreet charms of the UHB, the Urban Haute Bourgeoisie, as another one of its esteemed members calls it. Frequenting debutante balls with his upper-crust acronym-loving friends, Tom philosophizes with an air of phony intellectual brilliance afforded by his youth and the immense fortunes of everyone around him.

“You don't have to have read a book to have an opinion on it. I haven't read the Bible either”. Tom is a typical late 80s middle class Princeton graduate, who falls for the discreet charms of the UHB, the Urban Haute Bourgeoisie, as another one of its esteemed members calls it. Frequenting debutante balls with his upper-crust acronym-loving friends, Tom philosophizes with an air of phony intellectual brilliance afforded by his youth and the immense fortunes of everyone around him. In his feature debut, Whit Stillman deconstructs 90s preppies with a scathing sense of humor and superior intellect that proclaimed him the “enfant terrible” of New American Cinema. Although made with a measly $100.000-budget on the streets of New York and in friends’ apartments (it is said that the director had to sell his own to fund the movie), “Metropolitan” still managed to emerge as the indie Bible of the 90s and even made it to the Oscars with a Best Screenplay nomination. Ph.V.


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Σκηνοθεσία / Director: Whit Stillman

Σενάριο / Screenwriter: Whit Stillman

Φωτογραφία / DoP: John Thomas

Μουσική / Music: Tom Judson, Mark Suozzo

Μοντάζ / Editor: Christopher Tellefsen

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast: Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Christopher Eigeman, Taylor Nichols, Allison Parisi, Dylan Hundley, Isabel Gillies

ΗΠΑ / USA

1990

Εγχρωμο / Color

98'

Αγγλικά / English

* Screened on September 20th and September 24th



    Publication date: 2012-08-21 19:44:07

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