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Nine Lives

(2005)
R In Theaters 10/14/2005 , 114min.
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Plot & Details

Filmmaker Rodrigo García takes an unusual look into the lives of nine different women in this episodic drama. Each of the film's nine sequences has been staged as a single shot, using the Steadicam system to allow the camera to follow the action fluidly and without cuts. In these short episodes (lasting between ten and 14 minutes), Holly (Lisa Gay Hamilton) has a brief moment of reverie while confronting the specters of her past in her old neighborhood. Maggie (Glenn Close) escorts her young daughter Maria (Dakota Fanning) to a cemetery as they visit the graves of their family members. Ruth (Sissy Spacek) is a married woman contemplating an affair while visiting Henry (Aidan Quinn) in his hotel room. Diana (Robin Wright Penn) unexpectedly runs into an old boyfriend, Damian (Jason Isaacs), while shopping for groceries. Camilla (Kathy Baker) is a hospital patient awaiting surgery for cancer. Samantha (Amanda Seyfried) is a teenage girl who helps look after her handicapped father Larry (Ian McShane). Sandra (Elpidia Carrillo) is a female prison inmate who is expecting a visit from her children. Sonia (Holly Hunter) lashes out at her boyfriend Martin (Stephen Dillane) when she finds out he's been cheating on her. And Lorna (Amy Brenneman) has an unexpectedly moving encounter with her ex-husband Andrew (William Fichtner) as she pays her respects to his second wife, who has just passed away. Nine Lives premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Rodrigo García Nominated
2005 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Actress Robin Wright Penn Nominated
2005 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Rodrigo García Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 National Board of Review Special Mention for Excellence in Filmmaking Won

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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