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(Untitled)

(Untitled)
Director: Jonathan Parker

USA, comedy, 96 min., 2009, lithuanian subtitles
Adrian (Adam Goldberg) is an avant-garde composer whose work calls for paper crumpling, glass breaking and bucket kicking. Josh (Eion Bailey) – his brother, a commercially successful artist whose works are the financial backbone of the Chelsea’s gallery in New York. One of the owners of this gallery, the gorgeous Madeleine (Marley Shelton), becomes the bridge between the two brothers. One of them – Josh – guarantees financial success to her gallery, the other – Adrian – starts a love affair with her. Surprisingly compelling, this film goes deep into the world of contemporary art, its market rules in Chelsea, seeks to reveal the divide between art and commerce, genuine passion and prefab enthusiasm. „(Untitled)“ is an ironic film of how artists handle the unpredictable tastes of the crowds and try to balance playing to their audience while staying true to their artistic passions.

Awards:
2009 – Grand Jury Prize and the Cinema Choice Award at the Mannheim Film Festival.
2009 – Best American Film at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

About the director:
A writer, composer and director, Jonathan Parker debuted in 2001 with the film “Bartleby”, which was nominated for the Grand Prize at the Deauville Film Festival (France) and was selected to be the opening night film of the prestigious “New Directors / New Films” series. Experiences of being a musician and also a collector of abstract expressionism works of the San Francisco school connect in the newest director’s work “(Untitled)” is a film about and for those who feel not properly evaluated as “without a title”.

Trailer:
Section: All the muses

Screenplay: Jonathan Parker, Catherine di Napoli

Dir. of Photography: Svetlana Cvetko

Music: David Lang

Cast: Adam Goldberg, Marley Shelton, Eion Bailey, Lucy Punch, Zak Orth, Vinnie Jones