12 September 2005 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- “The suburbs are a land of appearances. They’re ruled by the need to put on a good show for the boss, the church, the neighbors. […] It’s the mismatch between the surface and the depths that really makes them interesting and a sort of heartbreaking places”.- Walter Kirn (Author of “Thumbsucker”) It’s not difficult to understand why Mike Mills, author of award-winning shorts (The Architecture of Reassurance), documentaries (Paperboys), commercials (Gap, Adidas) and music videos (Moby, Air) chose to adapt and bring to the screen the novel Thumbsucker as his feature film directorial debut.The eerie fascination for the suburban neighborhood, the portrait of youth in a small town, the struggles they endure in finding an authentic identity amidst such a controlling, judgemental environment and the collision between their interests and the life they live are themes that have always haunted Mike Mills. His first short, »

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