Saturday, November 21 - Sunday, November 22, 2009
NYICFF presented the US Premiere of Millions as opening night film of NYICFF 2005, and we are pleased to welcome back this great picture by the Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle! Wielding a wildly inventive visual style, Boyle spins an atmosphere of playful magical realism punctuated by moments of pure cinematic exuberance.
Millions is the tale of two Liverpudlian lads who have just moved with their dad into a new house to begin life without their recently departed mother. Damien, brilliantly performed by young Alex Etel, is a dreamer, representing all that is naive and unspoiled in the world. His purity is such that he even receives visits from saints. So when a duffle bag stuffed with cash literally falls out of the sky at Damien’s feet, he thinks it’s a gift from God and begins searching for poor people to give the money to. Older brother Anthony is more business-minded, and sets his task to educate his brother on the practical uses of money. But there’s a catch: the boys have only one week to spend the cash before Britain converts to the euro and their money is rendered worthless.
- Country UK
- Rating PG
- Year 2004
- Running Time 98 minutes
- Director Danny Boyle