Phase 4 Films | Release Date: April 5, 2013
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david2088Apr 8, 2013
Beautifully shot by Garret Munden in black and white. Fantastic soundtrack by live bands (Little Death, O Children, Johnny Flynn) is almost a character in the film, along the wonderful Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Bright Star, Albert Nobbs) andBeautifully shot by Garret Munden in black and white. Fantastic soundtrack by live bands (Little Death, O Children, Johnny Flynn) is almost a character in the film, along the wonderful Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Bright Star, Albert Nobbs) and Benn Northover (Harry Potter)
In her first film, Alexandra McGuinness manages to capture the lives of hedonistic spoiled Londoners, their hopelessness, their confusion, their beauty, and their quest for eternal youth. In a few words, a subtle variation of the quest for identity for people in their 20s, on top of sex, drugs and rock'n roll.
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jgrdApr 8, 2013
This excellently photographed black and white movie introduces us to a glamorous world of young and beautiful jet-setters. The characters especially the sensitive and puzzling Alice, played by Antonia Campbell-Hughes, share with us theThis excellently photographed black and white movie introduces us to a glamorous world of young and beautiful jet-setters. The characters especially the sensitive and puzzling Alice, played by Antonia Campbell-Hughes, share with us the difficulty experienced by people in their 20s to find a meaning of their life, to find a way to leave this Lotus Eaters' idleness. The amazing soundtrack led by Johnny Flynn is the cherry on the cake. Great cast, great movie, a must-see! Expand
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John_SApr 9, 2013
McGuinness uses very amazing allegories throughout her movie. The ambiguity between the pace of the Lotus Eaters (quiet slow) and its dramatic events makes this movie a powerful and provocative one. The shots are incredible, not to mentionMcGuinness uses very amazing allegories throughout her movie. The ambiguity between the pace of the Lotus Eaters (quiet slow) and its dramatic events makes this movie a powerful and provocative one. The shots are incredible, not to mention the musics. Lotus Eaters is not simply about the "glamorous world of young and beautiful jet-setters." McGuinness introduces, subtly, layers to her story that are very much into philosophy.
The allegory of the death of the horse and the car crash is a critical moment of tension that reflects the filmmaker's genius. Unfortunately, after this shot the movie ends...
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annetApr 9, 2013
Alexandra McGuinness' directorial debut is an enchanting and beautifully shot film set in today's London and Ireland. It follows the lives of a group of 20 something who are still trying to figure out what direction their lives should take.Alexandra McGuinness' directorial debut is an enchanting and beautifully shot film set in today's London and Ireland. It follows the lives of a group of 20 something who are still trying to figure out what direction their lives should take. Accompanied by a powerful soundtrack, Lotus Eaters is not to be missed! Expand
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