I woke up late this morning, around 9am!!. I guess my body just really needed to catch up on sleep. I've been getting up at 7am and watching movies until 2am. So far I?ve seen about 18 different films, some mediocre but a few quite brilliant. Among my favorites have been "Adam's Apples" and "Stay". The first is a darkly comic film that depicts a metaphysical struggle between good and evil, and between faith and science, by way of the story of an angry unreformed neo Nazi who is released from jail on condition that he work within a parish run by an eccentric pastor who sees Satan everywhere but refuses to believe that individuals can be evil, ignoring all evidence to the contrary. Stay is a surprisingly tender and hilarious film about family and relationships, that is built around a single disgusting event.
A number of recent films, like Wedding Crashers and the 40-Year Old Virgin, have been touted as "crass comedy with a heart," but both of those films relied for their comedy on offensive stereotypes and objectification of women. While the event at the core of this film (fortunately never portrayed on film but only described) is indeed disgusting, and a great deal of humor is built around it, I found that there was nothing in the film that offended me in the way that the humor of those others did.
"Son of Man" actress Andile Kosi and Director Mark-Dornford May answer questions about their breath-taking film