The annual San Diego International Film Festival kicks off October 14th and runs for 10 glorious days ending on October 24th. Typically there are films from all over, and they consist of features, documentaries, and shorts. Here are some highlights that are showing this year.
C’mon C’mon – Directed by Mike Mills, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffman, Woody Norman, Jaboukie Young-White
Release Date – November 19, 2021
Johnny, a radio journalist, and his young nephew form a bond when they are thrown together for a cross country trip.
Sounds fairly basic, but so did Boyhood. A simple story which brought a wonderful cinematic viewing experience.
The Lost Daughter – Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Directorial Debut, starring Olivia Colman, Peter Sarsgaard, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley
Release Date – December 31, 2021
While vacationing alone at a seaside location, Leda becomes obsessed with a young mother and daughter she watches on the beach. Unnerved by their relationship, Leda begins to get overwhelmed by her memories of trauma and intensity from early motherhood. An impulsive action forces Leda into a trap of her own mind where she is forced to face the consequences of the decisions she made as a young mother.
Well this sounds different. I am curious what angle this trap of the mind will be. Is it a dream like movie in which we’re in the mind of the subject the entire movie? Maybe with some periods of seeing what else is going on at the time mixed in. Or is it a metaphoric type of reference?