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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Re: A Confession

Posted by on May 21 at 13:33 PM

While we’re on the subject of thunder… I totally lied when I said I’d shut up about Miranda July. Cannes has just announced that Miranda July is the co-winner of the Camera d’Or for Me and You and Everyone We Know. (The Camera d’Or is for best first film screened at the festival; Me and You wasn’t part of the official competition, which was won by les frères Dardenne.) Congratulations, Ms. July, and I forgive you for flying to France and skipping out on the interview we were supposed to do yesterday.

Also, I saw the movie again this morning (I am a lunatic, yes) and I would like to retract something I wrote in my capsule review of the film. It’s not about a suburb. I was convinced by everyone else who claimed it’s set in a suburb, but I think really it’s a West Coast city neighborhood (some weird composite involving the palm trees of L.A., where it was filmed, and the streets and parks of Portland). I know that seems incredibly nitpicky, but it’s yet another thing that distinguishes the themes of this movie from the obsessions of Todd Solondz.