Paul Bowles-Half Moon
PAUL BOWLES: HALF MOON
Three short stories by Paul Bowles, the American writer living in Tangiers whose 1949 masterpiece The Sheltering Sky was filmed by Bernardo Bertolucci in 1990, are the subject of a prize-winning film by talented young producer-director-scriptwriter team Irene von Alberti and Frieder Schlaich. Paul Bowles – Half Moon is a magical three part descent into the realms of cobras, kif and quandaries of life. The famous cult author himself introduces the episodes, which all tell of unusual relationships. In Merkala Beach the friendship between two men in Tangiers, one a connoisseur of kif, the other with taste for alcohol, is out to the ultimate test when they both fall in love with the same beautiful girl. In Call At Corazon, a trip down the Amazon through the Brazilian rain forest becomes a grueling ordeal for a fresh married couple on their honey-moon. And in Allal a young boy living as an outcast in an Arab village in the desert trades bodies with a snake that stolen from an old man. For their technically professional convincingly cast, emotionally gripping first feature-length film, Irene von Alberti and Frider Schlaich were awarded the prize of the German film critics as Best Feature Film within the framework of the Berlin International Film Festival 1995. comment of Bowles: “Better than Bertolucci.
Irene von Alberti
Filmgalerie 451 Stutgart Gymnasiumstrasse 52
The Prize of the German Film Critics to Best Feature Film Berlin Film Festival
1st Festival on Wheels