BETWEEN US

by Rafael Palacio Illingworth
BETWEEN US

Informations

Nation: USA

Year: 2016

Length: 93'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Henry and Dianne, both thirty years old, must come to grips with the reality of their life as a couple: the years of their youth, made of adventures, new encounters and a future waiting to be discovered, are over. What awaits them is the nightmare of normality and adulthood: a house in the suburbs, one or more children, and a dog to walk. But is this really what they want? When the tension results in a separation – albeit for just one night – they will find the answers they are searching for. [mp]

Director

Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Rafael  Palacio Illingworth

Rafael Palacio Illingworth spent his youth in Mexico and Colombia before moving to Los Angeles, where he studied at the American Film Institute Conservatory. An enthusiast of the visual arts (above all, painting and sculpture), he has directed the shorts El mago (2002), Guerrilla Garden (2010) and Man in a Room (2010), which competed at the Venice Film Festival. In 2009, he debuted in feature films with the dramedy Macho. At present, he is developing his latest project, entitled El gaucho.

Filmography:
El mago (cm, 2002), Macho (2009), Guerrilla Garden (cm, 2010), Man in a Room (cm, 2010), Between Us (2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/director, story, screenplay
Rafael Palacio Illingworth
fotografia/cinematography
Todd Banhazl
montaggio/film editing
Daniel Raj Koobir
scenografia/production design
Nicolas Kelley Ruiz
costumi/costume design
Alexis Johnson
musica/music
Ephrem Lüchinger
suono/sound
David Beede
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Olivia Thirlby (Dianne), Ben Feldman (Henry), Adam Goldberg (Liam), Analeigh Tipton (Veronica), Scott Haze (Robert), Peter Bogdanovich (George), Lesley Ann Warren (Elsa)
produttori/producers
Madeline Samit, Eleonore Meier, Bert Hamelinck
produzione/production
Caviar Content, Nora Films


contatti/contacts
Nora Films
Eleonore Meier
emeier@nora-films.com
www.nora-films.com

Director statement

“The visual approach to the story will mirror the themes reflected in it. It is at the same time serious and playful. With the camera being the host of the spectacle rather than a protagonist in it. Long takes, traditional camera moves, editing for story. A style that is fearless and elegant. I want this film to be a cathartic experience for the audience. By seeing flawed characters making stupid mistakes and becoming stronger as a result, I’d like them to realize that they are not alone in their struggles and that being happy is hard work for everybody.”

Synopsis Learn more

Henry and Dianne, both thirty years old, must come to grips with the reality of their life as a couple: the years of their youth, made of adventures, new encounters and a future waiting to be discovered, are over. What awaits them is the nightmare of normality and adulthood: a house in the suburbs, one or more children, and a dog to walk. But is this really what they want? When the tension results in a separation – albeit for just one night – they will find the answers they are searching for. [mp]

Director All about direction

Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Rafael  Palacio Illingworth

Rafael Palacio Illingworth spent his youth in Mexico and Colombia before moving to Los Angeles, where he studied at the American Film Institute Conservatory. An enthusiast of the visual arts (above all, painting and sculpture), he has directed the shorts El mago (2002), Guerrilla Garden (2010) and Man in a Room (2010), which competed at the Venice Film Festival. In 2009, he debuted in feature films with the dramedy Macho. At present, he is developing his latest project, entitled El gaucho.

Filmography:
El mago (cm, 2002), Macho (2009), Guerrilla Garden (cm, 2010), Man in a Room (cm, 2010), Between Us (2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/director, story, screenplay
Rafael Palacio Illingworth
fotografia/cinematography
Todd Banhazl
montaggio/film editing
Daniel Raj Koobir
scenografia/production design
Nicolas Kelley Ruiz
costumi/costume design
Alexis Johnson
musica/music
Ephrem Lüchinger
suono/sound
David Beede
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Olivia Thirlby (Dianne), Ben Feldman (Henry), Adam Goldberg (Liam), Analeigh Tipton (Veronica), Scott Haze (Robert), Peter Bogdanovich (George), Lesley Ann Warren (Elsa)
produttori/producers
Madeline Samit, Eleonore Meier, Bert Hamelinck
produzione/production
Caviar Content, Nora Films


contatti/contacts
Nora Films
Eleonore Meier
emeier@nora-films.com
www.nora-films.com

Director statement Read more

“The visual approach to the story will mirror the themes reflected in it. It is at the same time serious and playful. With the camera being the host of the spectacle rather than a protagonist in it. Long takes, traditional camera moves, editing for story. A style that is fearless and elegant. I want this film to be a cathartic experience for the audience. By seeing flawed characters making stupid mistakes and becoming stronger as a result, I’d like them to realize that they are not alone in their struggles and that being happy is hard work for everybody.”