Archive of films Time Out of Mind / Time Out of Mind
2014, 121 min
Section: Official Selection - Out of Competition
The combination of distinctive writer-director Oren Moverman and acting icon Richard Gere led to a powerful evocation of homelessness in contemporary New York. Gere’s subtly shaded, soulful study of a man, whose long-estranged daughter represents the one hope of his desperate existence, is one of last autumn’s most unforgettable performances.
The scabs on his face and his threadbare coat suggest that life hasn’t exactly pampered George Hammond (an outstanding Richard Gere), the melancholy protagonist of deft writer-director Oren Moverman’s third film. We meet him at the moment he’s kicked out of a derelict and decaying apartment onto the street with all his possessions in tow. This impressive evocation of the life of a homeless New Yorker actively avoids all easily accessible, superficial interest in George’s rather dismal situation. Instead, observing from a distance, Moverman portrays the day-to-day survival of the man – who undeniably retains a certain weary charm (“You know, I’ve always been really very good with women”) – in an impassive, unsentimental, and highly authentic manner that does not forfeit esthetic considerations. Gere's nuanced, soulful study of a man whose long-estranged daughter represents the one hope of his desperate existence, is one of last autumn’s most unforgettable performances.
About the director
Oren Moverman (b. 1966), director, screenwriter, and former journalist, was born in Israel but now lives in New York. He cowrote the scripts for Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There (2007) and Ira Sachs’ Married Life (2007). He wrote and directed The Messenger (2009), screened at the festivals in Sundance and Berlin (the latter awarding him a Silver Bear for Best Screenplay), as well as Rampart (2011), co-authored by writer James Ellroy, and Time Out of Mind (2014), which premiered at last year's Toronto fest.
About the film
|Section:||Official Selection - Out of Competition|
|Screenplay:||Oren Moverman podle námětu / based on the story by Jeffrey Caine|
|Dir. of Photography:||Bobby Bukowski|
|Art Director:||Kelly McGeehee|
|Producer:||Richard Gere, Lawrence Inglee, Caroline Kaplan, Edward Walson, Miranda Bailey, Bill Pohlad|
|Production:||Gere Productions, Blackbird Films|
|Cast:||Richard Gere, Ben Vereen, Jena Malone|