Sundance 2012 Video Blog: Mark Webber's Intimate 'The End of Love'
by Alex Billington
January 27, 2012
One film that premiered in the later half of the Sundance Film Festival that has still left a lasting impact on myself and Ethan is a intimate portrait of a father and son from writer/director/actor Mark Webber. You may know him as Stephen Stills in Scott Pilgrim, but Webber is a talented actor who's been starring in indies for years (I met him at my first Sundance in 2007). His new film, The End of Love, is his directorial debut starring himself and his 2-year-old boy Isaac as they try to cope with living in Los Angeles without his mother. It's very touching and raw, but a captivating look at the relationship between a father and his son.
After seeing the film a few days ago, Ethan and I recorded a quick video blog from our condo at Sundance talking about our thoughts on the film and why we enjoyed it so much. It's worth checking out. Watch here:
As Sundance continues for 10 days, some might say the films go down in quality as we near the end, but this is the kind of film I love coming across late in the fest. It's an enchanting, intimate, genuine relationship that is so amazing to see captured this beautifully on film and I hope others get the chance to see this, too.
From the Sundance 2012 guide: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance as Mark grapples with his ability to grow up. When he meets Lydia, a young mother, he is no longer able to live in the comfort of denial. We'll keep you updated on this film and will let you know when it gets a release, as I'd love to share it with many.