“Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph in Lucky, an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that’s important. Scripters Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja wrote their screenplay with Stanton in mind as the title character, and they embellished their handiwork with Stanton-specific biographical detail. (…) It’s also a stealthily affecting and unpretentiously thoughtful meditation on community and mortality, and existential dread and transcendence, in the form of a richly amusing shaggy-dog story that features Stanton’s finest performance since Paris, Texas. (…) The best way to appreciate Lucky is to take a deep breath, free your mind, and go with the unhurried flow for 88 minutes. Take time to savor all of its disparate elements — including, on the pitch-perfect soundtrack, a harmonica rendition of Red River Valley performed by Stanton — and ponder its teasing ambiguities. More important, relish every detail of Stanton’s matter-of-factly fearless portrayal of a man who ran out of damns to give a long time ago, but still wants to make a graceful exit. It is, quite simply, the performance of a lifetime.” (Joe Leydon, Variety)

Around The World in 14 Films 2017, presented by Wim Wenders

With the support of Agentur Heppeler


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

Country: USA 2017
Production: Magnolia Pictures, Superlative Films, Divide / Conquer, The Lagralane Group
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt, Beth Grant
Format: DCP / colour
Length: 88 min.
Language: English OV / German subtitles
Distribution Germany: Alamode
Festivals: South by Southwest, Chicago, Locarno, Melbourne, Helsinki, Québec, Vancouver, Hamburg etc.
Awards: Locarno etc.