Worth Watching - March 26: Fugitive Pieces Trailer
by Alex Billington
March 26, 2008
We're currently in a bit of a downtime as we wait for the summer movie season to pick up again, so until then, we'll be featuring some very interesting indie films that have popped up in recent weeks. Today we have a trailer for Fugitive Pieces, a Canadian film that tells the life-long coming of age story of a World War II survivor. As a child in Poland, Jakob Beer (Stephen Dillane) is orphaned during wartime then saved by a compassionate Greek archaeologist. Over the course of his life, he attempts to deal with the losses he has endured and his childhood experiences that haunt him. Through his writing, and then through the discovery of true love, Jakob is ultimately freed from the legacy of his past.
Like the other WWII Oscar-winning indie film The Counterfeiters before this, I've got a very good feeling about it. Cinematical points out that "a whole crop of people really dug it" at the Toronto Film Fest last year and that it was named one of Canada's Top Ten of the Year.
Watch the trailer for Fugitive Pieces:
Fugitive Pieces is both written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Jeremy Podeswa of numerous TV shows including "Six Feet Under" and "Dexter". The film is based on a novel of the same name by Anne Michaels. After debuting at the Toronto Film Fest last year, Fugitive Pieces is being released by Samuel Goldwyn Films in limited theaters starting on May 2nd. The poster is featured below.