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Life During Wartime

Friday, July 23 - Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Revisiting the protagonists of his acclaimed, controversial Happiness—but with a completely new cast (an amazing ensemble including Allison Janney, Shirley Henderson, Paul Reubens, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ally Sheedy, Charlotte Rampling, and Ciarán Hinds)—Solondz’s (Welcome to the Dollhouse) latest catches up with the Jordan sisters ten years after shocking revelations shattered their lives. They’ve moved on—“the past is the past… we live in Florida now,” Helen insists—but the family is still haunted, figuratively and otherwise. Hilarious and tragic, outrageous and poignant, LIFE DURING WARTIME takes an audacious, unexpectedly resonant look at the boundaries of forgiveness, family and love.

Winner, Best Screenplay, Venice Film Festival

Official selection: New York, Telluride Film Festivals

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2010
  • Running Time 97 minutes
  • Distributor IFC Films
  • Director Todd Solondz