05/06/2010 10:12

“Natural Born Killers” - special screening

On the first day of screening, honoring guest of the Festival, famous actress and singer Juliette Lewis, visitors will have a chance to see “Natural Born Killers”, one of Oliver Stone’s best known films. Lead roles were assigned to Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis. Next to this excellent acting couple, is a whole pleiad of famous Hollywood names, such as Tom Sizemore, Robert Downey Jr. and many others. Screenplay is signed by Quentin Tarantino, David Veloz, Richard Rutowski and director Oliver Stone. Known for its extreme content, the film, according to “Entertainment Weekly”, holds eight place on Most controversial films list.

Prior to the projection of the film at open-air cinema in Dunavski park, if circumstances allow, Juliette expressed a desire to bow before the audience, who will have a chance to greet with applause this world famous artist. The projection starts at 21:15h.

“Natural Born Killers” stands as a criticism of society misguided by fame and glory, obsessed with crime and media oriented, with media having uncontrollable power. Lead heroes are two victims of traumatic childhoods. They become lovers and serial killers and owing to mass media, they irresponsibly gain huge publicity and become legendary stars of the people. Traveling through New Mexico, Mickey and Mallory stop from time to time, wreaking havoc and committing mass slaughters, not for the money or revenge, but for the kicks. At every scene of the crime they leave one living witness of their psychedelic story. Like modern-day Bonny and Clyde, in an inexplicable way, Mickey and Mallory become heroes of the people.

For her role in this film, Juliette Lewis received an award in “best actress” category at Venice Film Festival, while special jury award went to film’s director, Oliver Stone. “Natural Born Killers” is a film which stirs emotions. It is a film which is talked about and retold, and never ceases to shock, which makes us ponder on human nature and possible consequences of media machinations…