Fiction

AARDVARK

Kitao Sakurai
USA, Argentinien 2010
78min
V'10

In a role inspired by his own life, Larry Lewis plays a blind and solitary man recovering from alcoholism and working towards stability. Determined to take control over himself, Larry leads an orderly and disciplined life. When he joins a Jiu Jitsu academy, he finds a close friend in his young hard-partying instructor, Darren. As Larry’s body and spirit begin to change and grow through his practice of martial arts, so does his friendship with Darren. But, as disturbing aspects of Darren’s life are starting to unravel, Larry soon finds himself facing the consequences of violence, descending into an underworld, deeper and deeper into shadows and darkness.
The idea for Aardvark came to me during a trip to Buenos Aires, and we imme - diately committed to doing it. We were shooting just three months later. Our approach was to move quickly, preserving the freshness of this strange and ephemeral idea. I felt that if I were to understand the motives behind my choices intellectually as opposed to on a purely instinctual or corporeal level, the ideas would somehow lose their power. (Kitao Sakurai)

In the presence of Kitao Sakurai.

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Credits
  • Larry L Lewis
  • Darren Branch
  • Jessica Elizabeth Cole
  • Dutch Crouse
  • Kitao Sakurai
  • Jason Candler
  • Aaron Kovalchik
  • Luke Lynch
  • Fall On Your Sword
  • Ana Cambre
  • Ana Cambre
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