Aug 24, 2010

Kisses

I came up with three options to inject more kisses into my life while I was out for my walk this morning. (Yes, my iPod died.)
1. Stop hounding Cadbury's to make fruit-and-nut kisses and settle for Hershey's. Swallow pride and snobby chocolate preferences, and then call dentist to tell him you swallowed your loose crown while eating lettuce.
2. Stop reading/knitting/sleeping in bed. Call dentist after putting your loose crown in bedside glass drives bedmate to reading/knitting/sleeping in bed.
3. Order Irish Director Lance Daly's Kisses from Amazon (only available in UK-format right now) or watch it on Movies on Demand on TV. 

I'm not calling my dentist.
"On the fringes of Dublin two kids, Kylie and Dylan, live in a suburban housing estate devoid of life, color and the prospect of escape. Kylie lives with five other siblings and her overworked mother. Next door, Dylan lives in the shadow of an alcoholic father and the memory of an elder brother who ran away from home two years earlier.
After a violent altercation with his father, Dylan runs away from home and Kylie decides to run away with him. Together they make their way to the magical night time lights of inner city Dublin, to search for Dylan's brother, and in the hope of finding, through him, the possibility of a new life.
Lance Daly's vision of Dublin, as seen through the innocent eyes of our protagonists, is a kaleidoscope of magic, wonder and mystery. But as the night wears on, and Dublin takes on a darker character, the two kids have to rely on the kindness of strangers, the advice of Bob Dylan and their trust in each other to survive the night.
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I somehow missed the local release of this film in July, so I'm glad to be able to catch it On-Demand. Pretty eager to see it as reviews on both sides of the Atlantic are good, and the film won the Audience Award at the Miami International Film Festival 2009 and Best Irish Feature Film at the Galway Film Festival 2008. Also love that it has subtitles for unintelligible Dublin accent! You can check out the official trailer on YouTube.





Order Kisses from Amazon
Follow Oscilloscope Films (distributor) on FB
Read a review on NPR.org

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