Donnie Darko

Richard Kelly

32º Festival

Focus and Retrospectives

Generation VHS

Length: 113min

Country: US


D, G: Richard Kelly
F: Steven Poster
E: Sam Bauer, Eric Strand
DA: Alec Hammond
S: David Esparza
M: Michael Andrews
P: Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick
CP: Pandora Cinema, Flower Films, Adam Fields Productions
I: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daveigh Chase


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If we try to remember the last Big Cult Movie, those that change lives, create "healthy” obsessions and become true landmarks, Donnie Darko is the obvious choice. A quick glance back: intricate, fascinating premise (Donnie is visited by an imaginary friend -or is he?- who announces that the end of the world will be coming in 28 days), its own cosmogony filled with details and possibilities (philosophical determinism, time travel, et cetera), great quotes ("Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion!”), an eclectic, gimmicky cast (Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze), and an unforgettable soundtrack (Echo and the Bunnymen, Duran Duran and many others). But what ends up placing this ode to teenage angst in the pantheon of the best midnight movies is how a 26-year-old writer-director understands that passion must be at the center of all things.
Richard Kelly
Born in Virginia, U.S., in 1978, he is a director and script writer. His debut filmDonnie Darko, became an immediate cult film. Later on he directed Southland Tales (2006) and The Box (2009). 


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