Showing at 09:15PM on Sunday, April 10, 2005
More Competition Films, Narrative Features
AMERICAN INDEPENDENT COMPETITION - NARRATIVE FEATURES
Sunday, April 10 at 9:15pm at Regal Winter Park Village
Friday, April 15 at 1:15pm at Enzian Theater
USA, 2004, 95 MIN
DIRECTED BY KEN KWAPIS
Delicious, perceptive, erotic, and honest, SEXUAL LIFE takes on fidelity and infidelity, love and lust, and the places they meet. The physical locations are bedrooms, construction sites, elevators, and automobiles. The action follows a series of sexual liaisons. But the emotions are raw and tender, and the result provides a thoughtful portrayal of human beings whose human behavior causes them constant puzzlement. Based on Arthur Schnitzlerís classic play La Ronde, SEXUAL LIFE moves gracefully from encounter to encounter, connecting its stories with logic and irony. By constantly underlining the power of sex, the film manages to leave us with sympathy and compassion for those who simply cannot resist its force. The exceptional ensemble cast includes Anne Heche, Elizabeth Banks, Kerry Washington, Tom Everett Scott, and James LeGros, directed with care and intelligence by Ken Kwapis (Malcolm in the Middle), who ensures that this carnal comedy of manners never misses a beat.