On the loose.
Restless and adrift in the American West after a terminal bust up with her churlish husband, Diana Kruger’s French tourist rattles from one strange encounter to the next, including brushes with a showgirl in a bunny costume and a pair of Elvis impersonators in Las Vegas, a gap-toothed permanently pregnant trailer park wife (a bizarrely cast Lena Dunham), and an aloof and laconic cowboy (Norman Reedus) with whom she falls in love. Like its heroine, actress-turned-director Fabienne Berthaud's art-house road movie Sky stops and starts, and sometimes swerves in directions you don’t expect. But its very oddness keeps you watching.
Certificate 15. Runtime 98 mins. Director Fabienne Berthaud
Sky is available on Digital Download.
A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.
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