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Adrift in Manhattan

Original title
Adrift in Manhattan aka
AKA
  • 1/9
Year
Running time
91 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Nat Moss, Alfredo De Villa
Music
Michael A. Levine
Cinematography
John Foster
Cast
Producer
Cineglobe Productions, Noble Group, Royal McBee, Washington Square Films
Genre
Drama | Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
A meditation on isolation and intersection in the big city - the layered story of three characters who find courage to move to the next stage of life through profound encounters with strangers they meet on their daily routes. Rose, an optometrist paralyzed by crushing grief after the death of her infant, has built a wall around herself, unable to relate to her estranged husband or anyone else. When an elderly patient, a painter losing his eyesight, begins to visit her office unannounced, Rose registers how alone he is, urging him to reach out and ask for help--something neither does easily. Meanwhile Simon, a late-blooming teenager with an overbearing mother, photographs people at a distance with a borrowed long lens. One day, Rose, beautiful and melancholy in a vibrant scarf, comes into focus in his camera sight. The pictures he shoots become a conduit for each of them to touch something deep within and expand their confining existence.
Awards
2007: Sundance Film Festival: Nominated for Grand Jury Prize
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