23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

Life of Significant Soil

27/9/2017, 19:45, Danaos 2

Addison and Conor, a young New York couple, find themselves trapped in their own “Groundhog Day” when they realise that they are reliving the end of their relationship time and time again. A look at modern-day relationships, which as time goes by becomes all the more familiar through the naturalistic view of a truly independent filmmaker. Director in attendance

Life Of Significant Soil

Addison and Connor are trapped in their own “groundhog day” when they realize that they relive the last day of their relationship again and again. With a depth in his line of thought that is reminiscent of “The unbearable Lightness of Being”, independent American director Michael Irish attempts in his debut film a bittersweet look at modern-day relationships. Through optical patterns and sound cues, the director plays with the concept of repetition which reflects the emotional rut.

A surreal story that lies between drama and comedy, the familiar and the transcendental in a (literally at times) rollercoaster of feelings, with Cypriot actor Alexis Mouyiaris who died prematurely in the leading role. Indie tunes by bands such as The National emphasize Grady’ Walker’s melancholic film score.

Director: Michael Irish
Screenwriter: Michael Irish
DoP: Bradley Buehring
Music: Grady Walker
Editor: Bradlee Crawford Hicks
Principal Cast: Charlotte Bydwell, Alexis Mouyiaris, Don Bajema, Anna Jack

USA | 2016 | Color | DCP | 72' | English