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Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  28 March 2003 (UK)
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Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.

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Delia Shunt
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Greta Herskowitz
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Paula
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Mylert
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Lee
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Thavi Matola (as Joel De La Fuente)
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Pam
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Pete Shunt
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Vincent
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A tale of three women who have reached a turning point in their lives. Delia is a spirited, working-class woman from a small town in New York who leaves her abusive husband and sets out on a journey to reclaim the power she has lost. Greta is a sharp, spunky editor who is rotten with ambition. To spite the hated infidel ways of her father, she has settled into a complacent relationship and is struggling (not too hard) with issues of fidelity to her kind but unexciting husband. Finally Paula, who ran away from home and got pregnant, is now in a relationship she doesn't want. She's a troubled young woman who takes off on a journey with a hitchhiker after a strange, fateful encounter on a New York street. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for brief violence, some strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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$125,000 (estimated)

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$29,943 (USA) (22 November 2002)

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$765,540 (USA) (17 January 2003)
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Paula: I used to write. Then I used to paint. I think I'm going to be one of those people with a lot of potential who never really takes off.
Norwegian Man Who Dies with Paula: Those are always the best kind of people
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4 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Personal Velocity is one of the most beautifully shot digital films I have ever seen. The story is uniquely touching and develops a woman's perspective on life and love into a series of lives and events. The cinematography by Ellen Kuras defies the documentary roughness of the digital experience. Often the insert shots in the film are the most enthralling, focusing on small objects to extract the film's delicate beauty. Defying the need to connect the narratives, the film manages to create thematic connections, and forces the viewer to think more about the images and the characters' emotional journeys. One major drawback, the narrator is distracting, but if you can dismiss the intriguing insertion of a male voice over a female narrative, you can enjoy the interesting perspective on a woman's film. Wonderfully shot, well-written, worth-watching.


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