Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sundance Films: His & Hers

Title: His & Hers
Director: Ken Wardrop

Summary: Director Ken Wardrop has established a sterling reputation by crafting elegant short films that capture humanity in quick bursts. Expanding on this technique into the feature form, he crafts a cinematic mosaic that tells a 90-year-old love story through the collective voice of 70 ladies at different stages of their lives. The hallways, living rooms, and kitchens of the Irish midlands become the canvas for the film’s rich tapestry of female characters. The story unfolds sequentially from young to old, and the characters are charmingly unabashed; while the younger contributors are animated in discussing their relationship with their other halves, the older women describe their love, and often their bereft love, with grace and candor. His & Hers celebrates the ordinary moments that add up to the extraordinary. Individually each piece works on its own, but together they create an emotional portrait that explores the way we share life's journey with others (Sundance).

Thoughts: Fella's, take your lady friends to this documentary. The perfect Valentine's day film probably won't hit any theater in time for the holiday, but who cares. A good love story shouldn't be confined to a specific day of the year. Ken Wardrop takes what he does best (short films) and uses that too his advantage in this feature length endeavor. I can only imagine the outcome being the perfect blend of honesty, simplicity and heartwarming stories.

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