Jesse didn’t want to go to school anymore. After much deliberation, his father offers him an unconventional deal: he can drop out, sleep all day, not work, not pay rent, but on one condition – that he watches three films a week, of his father’s choosing.
What follows is an unusual journey as week by week, side by side, they watch the world’s best (and occasionally worst) films – from True Romance to Chunking Express, A Hard Day’s Night to Rosemary’s Baby, and La Dolce Vita to Giant. The films get them talking: about girls, music, heartbreak, work, drugs, money, friendship – but they also open doors to a young man’s interior life at a time when a parent is normally shut out. Gradually the father’s initial worries are set aside as he watches his son morph from chaotic teenager to self-assured adult – who even starts to get up before noon. As the film club moves towards its poignant and inevitable conclusion, the young man makes a decision which surprises even his father…
18 × 11 × 2 cm