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PRINCE AVALANCHE

USA, 2013 (MIFF 2013, International Panorama)

Director: David Gordon Green

"An odd little gem of a movie." - Hollywood Reporter

In the summer of 1988 two mismatched tent-mates - uptight, introspective Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend's younger brother, antsy partygoer Lance (Emile Hirsch) - get a dead-end job repainting lane markers down the middle of a long, fire-ravaged stretch of country highway. Alone in this enchanting, isolated landscape where time appears to hold little meaning, this odd couple develop an unlikely but ultimately warm friendship.

Shot over 16 days to capture the aftermath of a wildfire at Bastrop State Park in Texas, Prince Avalanche signals a return to indie form for director and MIFF favourite David Gordon Green, more in keeping with his early films All the Real Girls (MIFF 2003) and George Washington (MIFF 2000). A loose remake of the Icelandic film Either Way by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, Prince Avalanche is a comic and melancholic study of loneliness, fraternity and masculinity.

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlinale.

D/S David Gordon Green P Lisa Muskat, Derrick Tseng, Craig Zobel, James Belfer, David Gordon Green Dist Madman Entertainment TD DCP/2013

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