Thursday, June 9, 2011

1995 The Addiction

Wikipedia: "The Addiction is an unconventional 1995 vampire film by Abel Ferrara, starring Lili Taylor, Edie Falco, Paul Calderón and Christopher Walken. It was written by Ferrara's regular screenwriter, Nicholas St John, filmed in black and white and released simultaneously with Ferrara's period gangster film, The Funeral. The film is widely considered an allegory about drug addiction.

Film was nominated 'Best Film' award in Berlin International Film Festival, 1995.[1] Lili Taylor won Best Foreign Actress Sant Jordi Award. Film also received Best Actress (Taylor), Best Film (Abel Ferrara) and Special Mention Award for outstanding acting performance of Academy Award-winner actor Christopher Walken in Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema. The film was also nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and won Critics Award in Mystfest and was also nominated for Best Film[2]. The film has received high praise from the critic Peter Bradshaw, who named it as one of his top ten favourite films in a 2002 Sight and Sound poll."

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