Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Character

Special Screening - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Vera Brunner-Sung / United States of America / 2020 / 17 min / Colour / DCP / In English / Arabic subtitles
Rated: Mature subject matter. May not be suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas

This film is screening as part of Made in USA programme. Buy your tickets here .


Synopsis

Actor Mark Metcalf made his reputation playing aggrieved authority figures, most famously in National Lampoon’s Animal House and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now in his 70s, he takes a critical look back on his life and career in this meditation on power, privilege, and the perils of being a “type”. See-sawing between essay and portrait film, ‘Character gives us a fascinating insight into the world of method acting and Metcalf’s considerable career.

Director

Vera Brunner-Sung

Vera Brunner-Sung was born in Michigan to parents from Korea and Switzerland. Her films have been screened at festivals and museums around the world. Her first feature, ‘Bella Vista’, premiered at the 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam (Bright Future) and won her the George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival. She is the recipient of a Sundance FilmTwo and Center for Asian American Media fellowship.

Credits

Producer
Vera Brunner-Sung
Editor
Vera Brunner-Sung
Cinematographer
Ori Segev