IVANS XTC
2000, 93 min, UK/USA, Dir: Bernard Rose

Director Bernard Rose’s (CANDYMAN) adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich centers on a towering performance by Danny Huston as movie agent Ivan Beckman, whose greatest career triumph coincides with a diagnosis of terminal cancer. The self-serving girlfriend (Lisa Enos), director (James Merendino) and star (a wonderful Peter Weller) who surround Ivan but remain oblivious to his situation make this a stinging indictment of Hollywood at first glance, but by the final frame, this HD-shot drama emerges as something much deeper. Nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Director and Best Male Lead.


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