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Facets Film Dialogue with Eric Schaeffer & Alpana Singh
ONE SHOW ONLY!
AFTER FALL, WINTER
"Eric Schaeffer's work has distant echoes of Woody Allen's... [although] decidedly weirder and more explicit than anything in Allen's canon" -Variety
"This is extremely bold filmmaking exploring huge issues of pain and death without wallowing in them" -Shadows on the Wall
"It's refreshing to see a heterosexual romance on screen that allows for something other than vanilla sexuality" -Slant Magazine
After Fall, Winter is a provocative, sexy, and at times a disturbing tale about two people who desperately want intimacy but have not resolved their severe personal problems, and it may already be too late for them to save each other. Michael (Eric Schaeffer, Fall), is in considerable despair about his writing career, which was quite successful in the past, but now he is in a tailspin, burdened by debt and a bleak future. He leaves his home in New York and goes to Paris, hoping to find inspiration, but he also has a sadomasochistic streak that he is also trying to resolve.
While staying in Montmartre, Michael falls for the beautiful Sophie ((Lizzie Brocheré), who divides her time between working as a BD/SM dominatrix and also a hospice worker who is taking care of terminally ill patients. Michael begins courting her in earnest, his personality as painfully open, while she remains wary and emotionally distant, as they also hide their lurid fetishes from the other. Intriguingly, the developing romance between Michael and Sophie is sometimes sweet and charming, with lively exchanges of comedy and delight. In the meanwhile, Sophie is increasingly involved in the life of a straight-talking 13-year-old girl with leukemia, and gradually Sophie begins to lower her guard and see that there may be an opportunity for the redemptive potential of love. However, their perverse take on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a doomed love with an ending that is a remarkable testament to sacrifice, destiny and passion.
Directed by Eric Schaeffer, U.S.A., 2012, 130 mins.
Facets Film Dialogue
Mr. Schaeffer will be here for a Q&A after the screening and will be interviewed by Alpana Singh, renowned sommelier and host of the celebrated television show, Check, Please!