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Un Certain Regard: "Mister Lonely" by Harmony Korine


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For the first time in his career as a director, Harmony Korine has traveled to the Cannes Festival, with a film selected for Un Certain Regard. Mister Lonely, his third feature-length film, following Gummo (1999) and Julien Donkey-Boy (2003), tells the incredible story of a Michael Jackson lookalike who falls in love with a pseudo-Marilyn Monroe. Together, they run away to a magical place in the Scottish Highlands full of twins of people's favorite movie stars.

"I basically started thinking in terms of images that really have nothing to do with anything," Korine mused. "Just simple images. I started dreaming about flying nuns, falling out of airplanes and praying the whole way down and surviving. Then I started to fixate upon specific images and characters. One of them was the idea of a Michael Jackson impersonator walking the streets of Paris. I had these different images although they really don't have anything to do with one another. But I knew that there was something in there that I was trying to get out, a unified idea, but I wasn't sure how to say it."

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