Fiction

TARNATION

Jonathan Caouette
USA 2004
88min
V'04

Tarnation was created by 31-year-old jobbing actor Jonathan Caouette, using the Apple Macintosh package iMovie. It is a touching and often disturbing family history pieced together via photographs, home movie images from the 1970s and 80s, and interviews by Caouette with his mother and grandparents. Much of the film revolves around Caouettes mother, who was beaten by her husband, raped in front of her son when he was a baby, and endured endless bouts of electric-shock therapy which left her personality altered. Living in New York as an adult, Caouette acquired a computer, digitised much of this early footage, and started to «put together stuff, montages and so on. It was very impressionistic.» Tarnation has been the surprise hit of the Cannes film festival with a budget of precisely $ 218.32. The budget was spent on 10 tapes for Caouettes video camera and a pair of angel wings. (Charlotte Higgins)

http://www.ebertfest.com/six/tarnation_review.htm
http://www.wellspring.com/movies/text.html?movie_id=56&page=synopsis

Credits
  • Jonathan Caouette - Jonathan
  • Renée LeBlanc - Renée
  • David Sanin Paz - David
  • Rosemary Davis - Rosemary
  • Adolph Davis - Adolph
  • Jonathan Caouette
  • Jonathan Caouette
  • Jonathan Caouette
  • Jonathan Caouette
  • Brian A. Kates
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