Monday, October 18, 2010

Michael Apted

28 Up (1985), directed by Michael Apted, continues his long-running documentation of a group of British children at age 7, 14, 21, and now 28. Most of the characters have found stability in their work and their love lives, and Apted conveys the pride and delight that the 28-year-olds have in their young children (above: Lynn, Symon, Tony). Apted seems most interested in his participants who have not gotten married, such as Bruce and Neil -- their situations are inherently more dramatic within an overall smoothly reassuring film.
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