Rene: Love + Suicide @ Brooklyn Film Festival

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Date/Time: 12/06/2004 12:00 am

Next Sat. 06.12.04 – Rene’s screening–BIFF 3pm
Showtime: Sat June 12 | 3:00pm
LOVE & SUICIDE, United States, 2004, 128min
Director: Rene Gabri
Cast: Richard Hagopian
In Love & Suicide, a filmmaker is asked by a stranger to document his suicide. Part documentary, part fiction, and refusing to be tied to genres, the film begins as a work of invention and ends in the belly of the real. The story centers on Richard, an eccentric, intelligent, but ultimately fatalistic 30-year-old who has decided to end his life. Searching for a perfect ending, this modern day Don Quixote recruits an aspiring filmmaker to record his final minutes. Unable to find a suitable location for Richard’s suicide in his “native” Brooklyn, the filmmaker and his subject embark on a journey that takes them from the eerie heights of the World Trade Center to the breathtaking medieval castles of Southern France. Traveling through history, cities, and genres with an ease that is reminiscent of Ross McElwee’s Sherman’s March, and working the camera like a young Godard, this work of cinema-vérite is sure to stay with you as one of the more memorable, intelligent, quirky suicide videos you will ever see.
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