De ruim tachtigjarige Stella en Dottie hebben al 31 jaar een liefdesrelatie. Als Dot's gezondheid problematisch wordt, wil haar kleindochter, die niets weet van de aard van deze relatie, haar in een verpleeghuis stoppen. Samen gaan ze naar Canada om te trouwen zodat ze zelf kunnen bepalen hoe ze verder willen gaan met hun leven.
Title
Cloudburst / written and dir. by Thom Fitzgerald
Director
Thom Fitzgerald
Composer
Jason Michael MacIsaac Warren Robert
Actor
Olympia Dukakis Brenda Fricker Kristin Booth
Language
English
Publisher
Homescreen, [jaar van uitgave niet vastgesteld]
1 dvd-video
Recording date
2011
Playing time
93 min.
Note
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling: Nederlands
EAN
8717249481973

Reviews

Amerikaanse filmhuisfilm, dramady uit 2011 van Thom Fitzgerald, met twee tachtig(plus)-jarige Oscarwinnaressen Olympia Dukakis en Brenda Fricker. Stella en Dottie hebben al 31 jaar een liefdesrelatie en vormen een perfect stel. Als Dot's gezondheid problematisch wordt, wil haar kleindochter, die niets weet van de lesbische relatie, haar in een verpleeghuis stoppen. Stella ziet kans Dot mee te nemen naar Canada om daar te trouwen zodat ze zelf kunnen bepalen hoe ze verder willen gaan. Richard Propes (The Independent Critic,i) geeft 3 1/2 (van 4) sterren: 'Olympia Dukakis is utterly brilliant here, a magic mixture of brash and rude and tenderness and determination. (...) Brenda Fricker, an Oscar winner for My Left Foot, gives a quieter yet no less magical performance. Fricker's vulnerability and sweetness are astounding. She's just as passionate as Stella, but in a more maternal and internal way. (...) Cloudburst has everything you could want from a film. Love. Laughter. Passion. Tears…Read more

About Thom Fitzgerald

Thomas "Thom" Fitzgerald (born July 8, 1968) is an American-Canadian film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright and producer.

Life

Fitzgerald was born and raised in New Rochelle, New York. His parents divorced when he was five years old. He moved with his mother and brother, Timothy Jr., to Bergenfield, New Jersey, where he was raised and graduated from Bergenfield High School. While pursuing his university degree in Manhattan at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, he spent a semester as an exchange student at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and permanently moved to Halifax after completing his studies.

Fitzgerald continues to reside in Nova Scotia. He has described himself as a "struggling Catholic".

Career

In Canada, Fitzgerald worked extensively as a trio with performance artists Renee Penney and Michael Weir for several years, as the Charla…Read more on Wikipedia