Narvel Roth (Joel Edgerton) is the meticulous groundskeeper of a beautiful and historic estate. When his employer (Sigourney Weaver) asks him to hire her wild niece, as a favour, all chaos breaks loose changing his previously simple life and awakening ghosts from his past from which he thought he had been freed. With “Master Gardener” the great Paul Schrader develops a theme (with a special place in contemporary American film) which he first touched upon in “Taxi Driver” and which he continued to use in his own directorial work with more recent examples films like “First Reformed” and “The Card Counter “, the theme being the violent and highly immoral journeys of self-destructive heroes destined for redemption or a place in Hell.
USA / 2022/ COLOR / DCP/ 111’/ ENGLISH
Narvel Roth (wonderful Joel Edgerton) is the meticulous horticulturist of a beautiful, historical mansion. When his employer (Sigourney Weaver) asks him to hire her troubled niece as an apprentice, all hell breaks loose for the till recently stark life of the lonely man, bringing back ghosts of the past. The great Paul Schrader enriches the subject area (with its special place in contemporary American cinema) he started dealing with as a screenwriter in ‘Taxi Driver’ and continues in his own films, the most recent examples being ‘First Reformed’ and ‘Card Counter’: the violent, beyond morality course of self-destructive men destined for redemption or a place in Hell. L.K.
ΣΕΝΑΡΙΟ: Paul Schrader
ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ: Alexander Dynan
ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ: Devonté Hynes
ΜΟΝΤΑΖ: Benjamin Rodriguez Jr.
ΗΘΟΠΟΙΟΙ :Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Quintessa Swindell, Esai Morales
American director, born in 1946. He studied Film at UCLA. Both his screenwriting collaborations with Martin Scorsese and his own many films, confirm he is one of the most prominent figures of the last 50 years in American cinema.
ΦΙΛΜΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ / FILMOGRAPHY (ΕΠΙΛΕΓΜΕΝΗ / SELECTED)
2022 Master Gardener
2021 The Card Counter
2017 First Reformed
1992 Light Sleeper
1988 Patty Hearst
1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
1982 Cat People
1980 American Gigolo
1978 Blue Collar