Thursday, 28 April 2005

Review: Far Side of the Moon

The Far Side of the Moon

Wrote a review of The Far Side of the Moon, a wonderful film that I watched on Sunday during the Film Festival.
The Far Side of the Moon, Robert Lepage's adaptation of his own play, is a beautiful, quirky meditation on a pair of brothers in Quebec coping with the death of their mother from kidney disease. Reflecting the title, Lepage plays both lead roles: Phillippe, a grad student of the philosophy of science, and his brother Andre, a glib weatherman. The two form opposing faces of the same family, Phillippe the more distant, uglier one - the far side of the moon - and Andre the less cerebral pretty boy, and LePage distinguishes them successfully.
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