Thursday, April 18, 2013

Butterfly Kiss

Butterfly Kiss is the ninth Michael Winterbottom film noted on this site and was his first theatrical release (1995). It's a creepy independent tale set mostly along "motorways" and "carriageways" and in and around "petrol stations" in northern England. Eunice (Amanda Plummer, who happens to be Christopher Plummer's daughter), a sort of Pied Piper of secretive mayhem, draws a neophytic devotee (Miriam, played by Saskia Reeves) into her orbit. Interesting film, particularly its psychological and quasi-religious dimensions. Also, Plummer and Reeves together are compelling.

Today's Rune: Gateway.    



Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds fairly Weird. Lana might like something like this. She likes Lynch

jodi said...

Erik-I do not like Lynch, but I love the Cranberries.