Richard Forst has grown old. One night, he leaves his wife for Jeannie Rapp, a young woman who does not like friendship. Meanwhile, Richard's wife, Maria, is seduced by Chet, a kind young man from Detroit... A film about the meaningless of life for a certain kind of wealthy middle-aged people.Written by
John Cassavetes called himself a 'professional' actor first and then an 'amateur' director. Critic Ray Carney has written a number of books on Cassavetes and his cinema and that's how I discovered him.
'Faces' is indie filmmaking at it's finest and any cinephile must explore his cinematic style and overall filmic effect of his movies to gain more knowledge in the art of filmmaking.
Believe it or not - this was scripted and wasn't improvised (though Cassavetes often did lots of workshops with his actors to achieve intensity and rapport).
Brave, honest filmmaking and my highest recommendation to anyone exploring world cinema - though this is American it's very un-Hollywood-like and delves into much deeper realms of human psyche.
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