V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

DOWN TO THE BONE

V' 04

DOWN TO THE BONE

Debra Granik
USA, 2004
Fiction, 104min, OF

DOWN TO THE BONE

Debra Granik
USA, 2004
Fiction, 104min, OF

Actors: 
Vera Farmiga
Irene
Hugh Dillon
Bob
Clint Jordan
Steve
Caridad de la Luz
Lucy
Jasper Moon Daniels
Ben
Taylor Foxhall
Jason
Screenplay: 
Debra Granik
Richard Lieske
Sound: 
James Demer
Camera: 
Michael McDonough
Editor: 
Malcolm Jamieson
Composer: 
Low
Slug
Jackie O Motherfucker
Tortoise
East River Pipe
Decoration: 
Mark White
Costume: 
Nancy Brous

Production: 
Down to the Bone Productions 55 East 11th Street, No. 11 New York, NY 10003, USA T 212 420 8797 arosellini@bway.net
World Sales: 
Frank Mannion/Swipe Films 79 Wardour Street London W19 6QB, Großbritannien T 207 851 8602 frank@swipefilms.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

A freezing winters day, in the parking lot of a grocery store in a small town in upstate New York. An American flag cake careens down the belt to the checkout stand. This is the opening to Down To the Bone, an everyday drama about a society, which has lost its bearings, in which the camera closely tracks the life of its protagonist, Irene. She is struggling to raise two sons, keep a stale marriage afloat and conceal her cocaine addiction as long as she can. In a sudden burst of decisiveness, Irene enrols in a rehab programme, hoping to get her husband back. On her return, the distance between them seems to have become even greater since their separation, pushing Irene into a destructive relationship with a former cocaine addict. Without ever falling into easy moralizing, Down To the Bone sets out to provide an accurate depiction of its characters, with all their failings and problems, who are struggling in that grey zone between right and wrong.

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