CROSSING BRIDGES      Independent Spirit Achievement in Production Award    CIFF Audience Award    CYIFF Best Editing    ECU Off Selection    

                 Crossing Bridges is a combination of many things; it is a frantic ode to London’s 23 bridges; the spiritual trip of the main character Julius Beauregard, a man who has lost his job, his wife and his only child; the contradiction between East and West within just a few blocks; and, as I saw it, a religious tale on the loss of hope. Norfolk urged to correct me on that last remark. He does not consider himself as a religious person, as I thought, and is not a baptised Christian; yet he included in his film the view of suicide as a sin – at least I was correct in that sense. Above all, this film constitutes a special tribute to the famous London bridges, which it depicts with affection and admiration. As I come to think about it, a bridge is a place for the tourist, the unemployed and the suicidal type. Excluding the tourist, an unemployed suicidal type alone can make the subject of a film. Adding a blonde angel to the story, he finds the way to restore his abruptly lost human relationships. Or is he just dreaming? In the field of human unconscious, films have yet a lot to explore. Review by Theo Koutsogiannopoulos (Translation Marianna Kaplatzi)... Review: "... Norfolk’s film marked the most impressive participation at the festival...   

 

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