2013, 103 minutes, color, United States/Germany, Premieres
Jerry is a seemingly normal man trying to succeed in his new job at the Milton Bathtub Factory. He lives in a normal apartment—the type you would expect from a young bachelor—with his dog, Bosco, and his cat, Mr. Whiskers. Yet something seems off. As the new guy at work, Jerry is asked to help plan the company picnic, and he meets Fiona, an attractive English girl from accounting. Jerry immediately takes a liking to Fiona and excitedly goes home to tell his pets about her. And surprisingly, they answer. But all this is just the beginning of an insanely bizarre and twisted tale.
The Voices deviously disorients the viewer by severely shifting tones throughout the film. Ryan Reynolds deftly handles the quirky role of Jerry and proves that, whether it be "buried" in a box (as he was in the Park City at Midnight film of the same name in 2010) or speaking with animals, he doesn’t shy away from unconventional roles. Director Marjane Satrapi, who burst onto the international film scene with Persepolis, makes her Sundance Film Festival debut with an intoxicating trip into a deranged world that is sure to shock and delight. - T.G.
About the Director
Marjane Satrapi is a visionary film director, graphic novelist, illustrator, and author. She is also a gifted voice for modern visual media and a rebellious, thought-provoking auteur. Satrapi's graphic novel Persepolis became the source for her avant-garde animated feature film of the same name. It was distributed by Sony Pictures Classics and nominated for an Academy Award in 2008. Satrapi’s live-action feature Chicken with Plums (Poulet aux prunes) was distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in 2012. She lives in France.
Cast and Credits
Director: Marjane Satrapi
Screenwriter: Michael R. Perry
Producers: Matthew Rhodes, Adi Shankar, Roy Lee, Spencer Silna
Cinematographer: Maxime Alexandre
Production Designer: Udo Kramer
Editor: Stephane Roche
Costume Designer: Bettina Helmi
Principal Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver
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