The roads not taken

A film by Sally Potter. In English with German subtitles.

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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
mit: Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Laura Linney


The Roads Not Taken (Official Trailer, English/Deutsch, Français)

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