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I'm Going Home


I'm Going Home

I'm Going Home
Manoel de Oliveira, 2001

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Thu, Nov 21, 2002 7 PM
Fri, Nov 22, 2002 7 PM

"Visually, I'm Going Home is an ode to Paris and to life."ÛStephen Holden, New York Times

I'm Going Home is one of the loveliest works from 93-year-old Portuguese master Manoel de Oliveira (the only silent-era director still working.)

I'm Going Home is a portrait of a legendary theater actor (Michel Piccoli) who's called off-stage after performing Ionesco's Exit the King only to be told that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have all been killed in a car accidentÛand also that he's now the guardian of his young grandson.

Set in Paris around New Year's Eve in 2000, it's a wry and often touching look at mourning, the mysteries of aging, and the artistic life. John Malkovich contributes an offbeat cameo as an American director trying to cast a film version of Joyce's Ulysses. (2001; 90 mins.)