A film by Sally Potter. In English with German subtitles.
Leo lies in bed. He is confused and lost in his thoughts. People around him no longer take him seriously. With the proverbial tender loving care, Molly, his daughter, accompanies him through New York. Even though her job is on the line, she sticks with this mentally impaired man who no longer knows her name, but whose head is filled with wanderings into parallel versions of his life. The life of a man. Leo with Dolores in Mexico: scenes from their passionate marriage; Leo as a lonely writer on a Greek island. These encounters steer him towards unpleasant truths – and back to Molly. In spite of the radical stance of her feminist films (The Gold Diggers, Orlando), Sally Potter has always been fascinated by the coexistence of women and men. She takes this to a new level in her latest work that explores the many lives a man carries inside him, even when reality seems to be fading away. In the end, it is his daughter’s unconditional love that holds together the threads of Leo’s hallucinatory trips.
US 2020, 85 Min., engl. OmU
Regie, Buch: Sally Potter
Kamera: Robbie Ryan
Schnitt: Emilie Orsini, Sally Potter, Jason Rayton
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