Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Everything Is Illuminated

Based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, "Everything is Illuminated" tells the story of a young man's quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather in a small Ukrainian town that was wiped off the map by the Nazi invasion.

What starts out as a journey to piece together one family's story under the most absurd circumstances turns into a surprisingly meaningful journey with a powerful series of revelations -- the importance of remembrance, the perilous nature of secrets, the legacy of the Holocaust, the meaning of friendship and, most importantly, love.

"Everything is Illuminated" is adapted for the screen and directed by Liev Schreiber and stars Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, and Boris Leskin.

From http://wip.warnerbros.com/everythingisilluminated/

The trailer is pretty exciting, I think, especially the ending. If you do watch the trailer, go to site above and look for it.


Esther said...

it does look interesting. i saw the trailer. i didn't read the book.

Cory said...

Same here.
Never even heard of the book.

Sounds really interesting though.

Lake LBJ Real Estate said...

It's risky material for a first-time director... But Schreiber's involving screenplay and his remarkably assured handling of the material somehow brings it all together into an effective, charmingly offbeat whole.