Two young men compete for the love of Ginger, a lonely and emotionally fragile activist who earns a living advocating for animal rights. A quasi-love triangle in which the characters desperately try to connect with each other.
Sensitive and sophisticated, Alison Bagnall doesn’t avoid somewhat grotesque situations in which the hostility of the world is fought through a tone of friendly uncertainty that recalls the brothers Grimm or David Gordon Green’s first films. The beauty of the shots that capture the two main characters’ walks has its correlation in the sadness beneath those lives at the mercy of the general lack of understanding. The film creates for them the possibility of friendship as refuge and fatality, through which the scruffy beings “live as they are,” with their own faults and their inability to adapt. Few times has the term indie meant this amount of freedom and commitment to its creatures –to Bagnall, sad comedy is an article of faith as well as a passport capable of driving us to unexpectedly meet people like us. DO
D, G: Alison Bagnall F: Ashley Connor E: Kentucker Audley, Caleb Johnson, David Barker DA: Penka Slavova S: Albert Birney M: Melanie Hsu P: Ted Speaker, Laura Heberton, Tara Culp, Vinay Singh PE: Mark Shlomchik CP: Magic Owl, Hot Metal Films I: Kentucker Audley, Olly Alexander, Joslyn Jensen, Josephine Decker, Anna Margaret Hollyman
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She graduated from the University of Yale and later studied filmmaking at the American Film Institute. She debuted in the film industry as a co-writer in Bufalo ‘66 (1998). She directed the feature-length films Piggie (2003) and The Dish and the Spoon (2011).