Skip to main content

Getting Ready For Later

USA, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Fiction)

Director: Lexy Lovell

This is a striking film about the damaging fears parents transmit to their children. The story is told by a young boy, Sonny, in impressionistic vignettes - three that take place in 1952 and the fourth in 1966 where we see him as a young man.

Louis Malle acted as a production advisor on this European-flavoured American film which was shot by John (Metropolitan) Thomas

See also...

A Broken Horse

One Halloween night, Jank Rottweiller asks his old friend Fred to drive him to his father's house in the country. As miles pass, Jank leaves all reason behind him, dragging Fred along. By the time ... More »

ALL THE VERMEERS IN NEW YORK

Prolific, political and peripatetic Jon Jost is a genuine cinema maverick. He works not so much against the system as out of it, with an independence that is both exhilarating and harsh. This is his ... More »

The Wounding

The Wounding portrays the subtleties of the mother-daughter bond and how a mother's alcoholism impacts upon her fifteen year old daughter's fragile sense of identity. The story transpires over the ... More »

That Burning Question

In this stylish deadpan comedy a teenage couple, led by an eager friend who fancies himself as a news photographer, ride the subway to the outskirts of New York City to get an exclusive story on a ... More »

Rose

A film of delightful nuance and characterisation. A housewife makes a shocking discovery about her husband. In search of guidance she rings a professional in the field of love a call girl who arrives ... More »

Closer From Home

William is an ordinary man in his early sixties. He has just paid the bond on an apartment and is waiting for a cheque so he can pay his first month's rent. But things don't quite work out. A series ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director