Image by Kelly

Intellectual House o' Pancakes Webdiary

hosted by

2008-09-08 - 10:55 a.m.

Saw The Pool this weekend, followed by a Q&A with director Chris Smith. Both were totally delightful.

The movie is relaxed and sweet and intimate, and yet the main conceit is pretty focused--it very much feels like reading a short story, and it is, in fact, based on one, although the original fiction is set in Iowa and this is set in a small town in Goa, India.

Even if the themes of fathers-and-children and abundance-vs-deprivation don't lure you in, the film's basic beauty and travelogue qualities are a good draw. The cast of (mostly) non-actors is perfect.

Here's an illuminating interview with Smith.

It's the SheGees!

I have a new joke!

Q. Where do fundamentalist Christians go to buy their supplies?
A. PentecostCo.!

thoughts? (3 comments so far)

previous - next

blog archive