The devil's gotten his due with the likes of The Exorcist, The Omen, The Devil's Advocate, and countless others. Now it's time to turn the tables and look upward. We're looking at films that evoke a higher power this week on Trailer Park.
God Grew Tired of Us
You read about this one here on Cinematical back in January of this year. Narrated by Nicole Kidman, this is a documentary about a handful of young men from the Sudan coming to live in the U.S. to escape the civil war in their homeland. The title is taken from a statement by one of the "Lost Boys" (as they were dubbed by the media) who, because of his hardships, felt he'd been abandoned by God. One of them explains how he's never used electricity before and expresses concern that it may be difficult for him. The film won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize in the documentary category at Sundance this year. Looks like a fascinating true story of survival and culture shock.
As Peter O'Toole states in this trailer: "Venus is a goddess. She creates love and desire in us mortals leading often to foolishness and despair." O'Toole plays an aging London actor who bonds with the rough-around-the-edges grandniece of his best friend. I first saw this great actor in My Favorite Year, in which he plays an aging actor having trouble adjusting to that new fangled thing called television, and this trailer shows a slight but pleasant echo of that previous role. I look forward to this film with great anticipation, and you can find reviews here on Cinematical by Kim Voynar and Jeffrey M. Anderson.