In a triumph of style over substance, South Korean director Chan-wook Park transforms a relatively isolated house in rural Connecticut into an emotional pressure cooker. The funeral for husband Richard Stoker brings his long-absent brother Charlie to help wife Evie and daughter India. But an undercurrent of distrust makes clear that danger awaits this family.
At the heart of director Gus Van Sant's film Restless is a delicate, difficult situation. Sweet teenager Annabel has terminal brain cancer and knows she faces imminent death. In her final months, she finds love with Enoch, a distraught soul mate whose parents died in an automobile accident that nearly killed him. Tentatively, cautiously they provide each other support.
The St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute's Celluloid Couch series at Webster University concludes Thursday, May 19th with co-writer/ director Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right with analysis provided after the screening by Lenita Newberg. Teenage siblings Joni and Laser live with their two mothers, Jules and Nic.