More evidence that it's impossible to dislike movies in which the characters turn out to be fans of David Bowie. The protagonists in Alexandre Rockwell's film deserve to be liked all the more because they take their idol's words to heart. After listening to the song Heroes, with the line We can be heroes just for one day ringing in their ears, a disabled teenager and his two adoptive sisters embark on a crazy trip across the United States. Bored of their anonymous existence in a big city, their destination is Truth or Consequences, a town with a name that says it all. On the way, it turns out that just making the journey is more important than reaching their destination. During their trip, they establish friendships and experience rejection, in addition to countless happy and sad adventures that they will remember forever. Hero, the cinematographic debut of Robert Yeoman, who later worked with Wes Anderson, was highly acclaimed in the United States. Rockwell's road movie won the Special Jury Prize at the U.S. Film Festival (renamed Sundance several years later) and met with an enthusiastic response in the press. The famous film critic and historian Ron Holloway described the film in Variety as A major film poem of the independent American film movement.
Born in Boston in 1956, Alexandre Rockwell is a director, screenwriter and producer and one of the leading representatives of New York's independent cinema scene. He is the grandson of Russian animator Alexandre Alexeieff, the inventor of the pinscreen technique. His most-acclaimed films include Somebody to Love and In the Soup. He also directed the episode The Wrong Man as part of the film Four Rooms.
1983 Bohater / Hero
1992 Ugotowany / In the Soup
1994 Pokochać kogoś / Somebody to Love
1994 Cztery pokoje (The Wrong Man) / Four Rooms (The Wrong Man)
2002 13 Moons
2013 Stópki / Little Feet