Why Everyone Should Watch Philippe Falardeau's 'The Bleeder' at the Dubai Film Festival
Huffington Post - 3 months
It is seldom that you meet someone you can honestly, and with a straight face call kind in the cinema business. It's even more rare to find a person like that who has made a movie you love. And the odds become infinitely more minute that the film you love which this kind filmmaker has made is about a boxer, someone paid to punch people around. Have I tickled your imagination yet?
Earlier this year I watched Philippe Falardeau's The Bleeder in Venice. The film stars Liev Schreiber which immediately put it on my radar, along with Naomi Watts playing fabulously against type, and is directed by the Oscar-nominated Falardeau, who previously helmed such favorites as Monsieur Lazhar and The Good Lie. There is a feel to Falardeau's filmmaking, a mystical je ne sais quoi that draws the audience in, and yet never shouts for attention. The filmmaker seems content to simply take us along for a ride that he knows will change our lives by revolutionizing our outlook on life. The Bleeder is no
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