VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION

V' 06

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION

Robert Altman
USA, 2006
Fiction, 103min, OmdU

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION

Robert Altman
USA, 2006
Fiction, 103min, OmdU

Actors: 
Woody Harrelson
Tommy Lee Jones
Garrison Keillor
Kevin Kline
Lindsay Lohan
Virginia Madsen
John C. Reilly
Maya Rudolph
Meryl Streep
Lily Tomlin
Screenplay: 
Garrison Keillor
Ken LaZebnik
Sound: 
Drew Kunin
Camera: 
Edward Lachman
Editor: 
Jacob Craycroft
Decoration: 
Dina Goldman
Tora Peterson
Costume: 
Catherine Mar

Production: 
Noir Productions 545 West 45th St. New York, NY 10036, USA T 212 489 87 78 sandcast@mindspring.com
World Sales: 
Capitol Films 23 Queensdale Place London W11 4SQ, Großbritannien T 207 471 60 00 films@capitolfilms.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Polyfilm Verleih Margaretenstraße 78, 1050 Wien T 1 581 39 00 20, polyfilm@polyfilm.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

A Prairie Home Companion is a fictionalized account of Garrison Keillor's legendary award-winning radio show. Robert Altman follows the show's cast of characters preparing for the final live broadcast on the eve of being shut down after 30 years. As passions erupt, secrets emerge and a mysterious stranger lurks in the shadows, the vigilant stage manger must hold it all together since the «show must go on». A Prairie Home Companion is a small and intimate, character-driven piece - the final night of Keillor's radio program unfolds as if we were right there seeing it live. Robert Altman definitely hasn't lost his touch, and turning this story into an engaging and charming film is quite an achievement. (Blake Ethridge)