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This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful actress. Oliver/Matthew is either a homeless man or a famous film director or both. Madeleine hails him on the street as the latter, launching a bizarre chain of events that includes a conversation in a diner, a very unromantic sexual encounter, the arrival of Madeleine's odd husband and unsuspecting daughter, and a child's birthday party. The film also compassionately tracks the daily rounds of Oliver/Matthew's fellow denizens of the homeless shelter, some of whom will be recognizable to New York audiences. Written by
Sunday (1997) is a beautiful film about a lost day in the lives of two lost people. It is also about their attempts to locate themselves and connect to each other. It is complicated, sad, haunted, angry, hopeful, sweet, awkward, mysterious, confusing, gritty, and ultimately quite everyday and ordinary. Something tremendous is happening in this film, and this something is poetry.
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