Where do we go when we die? asks three-year-old Bodhi (Bodhi Palmer). His farther is terminally ill, but how to explain a child that daddy is here today, but he might be gone in a minute? The Place of Now Words is a fantasy drama about passing and a child’s grief. The director, Mark Webber, respectfully treats the sensitivity of the boy (played by his son). Moving scenes of mutual tenderness and conversations are intertwined with scenes of fairy tale journey, on which they encounter many dangerous, yet sometimes hilarious adventures. The movie’s strength lies in natural chemistry between the actors (who are family members or friends in real life) and in scenes which show a deep bond between the father and his son, which still are a rarity in mainstream cinema. The Place of No Words along with Webber’s two previous movies makes a trilogy about the family life, inspired by director’s real life experiences. The film debuted at Tribeca Film Festival.
Mark Webber is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor known for his roles in both commercial films such as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and independent projects, such as Dear Wendy and Broken Flowers. He grew up in a poor suburb of Philadelphia, where he and his mother were homeless for a long time. The experience of extreme poverty has had an impact on his career as a filmmaker, as he consistently situates himself on the margins of the mainstream. He has directed five full-length films, which are often based on his personal experiences, as well as those of his family and wife, the actress Teresa Palmer. Webber’s films have been presented at many independent film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance.
2008 Wszystkie nasze choroby / Explicit Ills
2012 Koniec miłości / The End of Love
2014 Długo i szczęśliwie / The Ever After
2017 Z krwi i kości / Flesh and Blood
2019 The Place of No Words