November 14, 2008
SLIFF DAY 2
There are lots of nifty films on top to open up the weekend of the St. Louis International Film Festival but none are bigger is scope and hype than “Adam Resurrected,” the latest film from 2008
SLIFF Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Paul Schrader.
Targeted for wide release in time for the Oscars, Adam Resurrected a tense drama performed by an interesting cast. Schrader ("Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull) is a cinematic titan, Jeff Goldblum is known for odd and quirky roles.
On paper it seems odd to pair them in a project together; however their collaboration is generating a serious Oscar buzz. Goldblum reinvents himself as an ex-circus clown plunged into the horror of a Nazi concentration camp. Willem Dafoe co-stars is the creepy camp commandant who dehumanizes him by making him perform in the camp. The film also features a terrific turn from Sir Derek Jacobi.
Adam Resurrected will probably sell out so get your tickets early!