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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Irina Palm
Marianne Faithfull plays a devoted grandmother in Irina Palm (Strand Releasing)

Marianne Faithfull's music career has spanned some four decades and so too has her film career. She even did a turn as Ophelia in Tony Richardson's filmed version of his staging of Shakespeare's Hamlet . Yet her film roles have been intermittent and mostly small. But director Sam Garbarski has fashioned something of a showcase for Faithfull with Irina Palm (opened May 9 at Landmark's Ken Cinema). Faithfull stars as Maggie, a somewhat mousy and dull widow whose devotion to her sick grandson prompts her to change her life in very surprising ways.

Blue Mountains accommodation from USA
October 09, 2008 at 12:35 AM
I guess that part of this may be because the film was not originally set in England and none of the film's makers could figure out a more plausible way to provoke Maggie's desperate job search. This is a great post. Will be back to read more!

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