Traveling from morning to night, "Sandcastles" chronicles a day in the life of a construction worker named Getz. Getz wakes up alongside a highway. His wallet and cell-phone are missing. ... See full summary »

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Getz
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Karina
John Lordan ...
Virgil
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Mick
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Nick
Jim Staples ...
Rick
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Atropos
Elizabeth Isibue ...
Lachesis
Mike Evans ...
M
Bob Weagant ...
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Jim Boutet ...
K
Roy Anderson ...
Tad
James Tellier ...
Sailor
Tim Beamish ...
Sleeping Worker
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Traveling from morning to night, "Sandcastles" chronicles a day in the life of a construction worker named Getz. Getz wakes up alongside a highway. His wallet and cell-phone are missing. With no recollection of the previous night, he returns home. On his answering machine he finds a message from himself...to himself: "I called you out of work today." For a laborer who's devoted his entire, lonely life to his work and has, for years, worked seven-day weeks, this is a first. And with his routine disrupted, Getz can't help but puzzle over the riddle of his self-excused absence. All he knows is that it has something to do with Karina, whom he met at a bookstore months earlier, and Virgil, whom he's never heard of, but whose name now appears on his cell-phone's greeting. Written by m31 films

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1 August 2004 (USA)  »

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Zamki z piasku  »

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A beautiful film... if you have the patience for it.
11 October 2004 | by (Gdynia, Poland) – See all my reviews

I saw Sandcastles ('Zamki z piasku') at a private screening sponsored by Apple Computers, in Klub Ucho – as part of the 29th Gdynia Film Festival. The director was present. Before the screening he asked for our patience, saying that we'll get as much from the movie as we put into it. A month later, I'm still thinking about this movie... so, I guess, I put in a good amount. It's a very, very slow moving film, but that forces us to think about what we are looking at (symbols and situations, or a man with a black cat on an deserted beach!) and it works with our memory. In fact, that's fitting, because the film is all about time and memory... and so many other things: like the big bang and Einstein's theories, existentialism vs. theology, conscious vs. unconscious, real vs. imagined. It is about so many things, and it raises so many questions that, at one point, I did not think it would be able to bring all these things together. It did, although in a very surreal way. Still, I walked out of the viewing not knowing what to make of it but, over time, I have grown very fond of it. It has grown in my memory. Excellent script, nice pictures, beautiful music. All together, a beautiful film... if you have the patience for it. 10 out of 10.


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