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AFTER HOURS

LIFE AFTER BETH

LIFE AFTER BETH
by Jeff Baena
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Duration: 91'


Zach is emotionally devastated when his girlfriend Beth suddenly dies. He is burdened by memories of the girl he loved so much, and by regret for all the things they weren’t able to do together, and the projects they hadn’t been able to carry out. When Beth – almost miraculously – returns from the dead, Zach is amazed. But there’s something new about her, something different, something disturbing, something that will change his life unexpectedly.

Biography

film director

Jeff Baena

Jeff Baena (Miami, FL, USA, 1977) lives in Los Angeles and studied film production at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He began as a screenwriter and wrote the comedy I Heart Huckabees (2004), directed by David O. Russell and starring Jason Schwartzman, Isabelle Huppert, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin, Jude Law, Mark Wahlberg and Naomi Watts. Life After Beth is his first feature film. 

FILMOGRAFIA

Life After Beth (2014).

Declaration

film director

“I wasn’t trying to subvert the genre, I wasn’t approaching it as a zombie or genre film; I was approaching it as a relationship film that was dealing with a zombie. The emotional trajectory of the movie mirrors going through a break up. I was just attracted to the idea that creates that much cognitive dissonance but at the same time is emotional and funny and heartbreaking and kind of absurd.”

Cast

& Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Jeff Baena
fotografia/cinematography
Jay Hunter
montaggio/film editing
Colin Patton
scenografia/production design
Michael Grasley
costumi/costume design
Negar Ali Kline
musica/music
BRMC, Bruce Gilbert
suono/sound
Ugo Derouard
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Aubrey Plaza (Beth Slocum), Dane Dehaan (Zach Orfman), John C. Reilly (Maury Orfman), Molly Shannon (Geenie Slocum), Paul Reiser (Noah Orfman), Matthew Gray Gubler (Kyle Orfman), Anna Kendick (Erica Wexter)
produttori/producers
Liz Destro, Michael Zakin
produzione/production
StarStream Entertainment, Abbolita Productions, American Zoetrope
coproduttore/coproducer
Daniel McGilvray
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