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 .
Mar del Plata FF 2013 - Special Jury Award
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