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Little Feet

Alexandre Rockwell, USA 2013, 60’
Four Rooms Alexandre Rockwell: Masterclass

Recalling his work on Little Feet, Alexandre Rockwell said: I rediscovered an aspect of  In the Soup  (1992) when I made Little Feet. It's just the joy of making the goddamn thing. It's that goddamn simple. What stops us from doing anything in our lives, except some weird fear of doing something? It's hard, life's hard. I've just decided I'll make films. I don't give a shit. The money will come. The enthusiasm palpable in this statement also shines through on-screen. But this is the only way it could be if we look at the world of Little Feet from the point of view of children (the director's kids, Lana and Nico Rockwell, play the lead roles). The subject of siblings who run away from a home inhabited by a father who takes no interest in them to embark on an eventful journey enables us to see in Little Feet a variation on the theme of the classic fairy tale. These associations reinforce the feeling wafting over the film of longing for a mother figure, which adds a sense of melancholy to the film's cheerful mood. Like in Hero years earlier, the director proves that he can convincingly portray on-screen youthful sensitivity and curiosity about the world. It's no wonder that Jeannette Catsoulis described Little Feet in her review in "The New York Times"  as a quixotic poem to youthful resourcefulness .

Piotr Czerkawski

awards

Mar del Plata FF 2013 - Special Jury Award

Alexandre Rockwell

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.

Filmography

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

Cast & Crew

director Alexandre Rockwell
screenplay Alexandre Rockwell
cinematography David Walter Lech
editing Alexandre Rockwell
sound Benjamin Keepers
cast Lana Rockwell, Nico Rockwell, Rene Cuante-Bautista
producer Flannery Lunsford, Laurel Parmet
production Black Horse
language English
coloration b&w
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