Archive of films Dandelion / Dandelion

USA
2003, 94 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2004

A sensitive psychological drama about growing up, the chaos of first love, and family values. Beautifully shot by Tim Orr, who was also the cinematographer of  George Washington and All the Real Girls, screened at IFF Karlovy Vary in 2000 and 2003. 


Synopsis

The teenager Mason grows up among the infinite fields and skies, but nature is the only place that can ease his pain. His parents are distant from each other and from him. His mother numbs herself with pills and alcohol, his father is frustrated about the missed opportunities in his life. His beloved uncle is mentally disturbed and his best friend Eddie suffers under his dominant brother, Arlee. Then the self-destructive Mason meets Danny, a girl who recently moved into town with her mother. Danny’s life is tough as well but she is not cynical. It looks like something deeper might blossom between the two of them. Then Mason’s father accidentally runs over and kills a man. Mason decides to sacrifice himself for his father... A sensitive psychological drama about growing up, the chaos of first love, and family values. Beautifully shot by Tim Orr, who was also the cinematographer of George Washington and All the Real Girls (dir.  David Gordon Green), films screened at Karlovy Vary in 2000 and 2003. 

About the director

Mark Milgard started his career in the entertainment business by founding the independent record company Lakeshore Pictures, a label that produced numerous soundtracks. Since 1999 Milgard has turned his focus to writing and directing films. Dandelion (2004) is his first feature film.

Contacts

Ruth Pictures
1515 Federal Ave. E, 981 02, Seattle
United States of America
Tel: +1 206 568 6777

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Mark Milgard
Screenplay: Mark Milgard, Robb Williamson, R. D. Murphy
Dir. of Photography: Tim Orr
Music: Robb Williamson
Editor: Amy E. Duddleston
Producer: Molly Mayeux
Production: Ruth Pictures
Cast: Vincent Kartheiser, Taryn Manning, Arliss Howard, Mare Winningham
Contact: Ruth Pictures

Guests

Mark Milgard

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