FFF09 - Q&A with Marc Havener (director of AND WHAT REMAINS)

by enzian
April 2, 2009 5:14 AM
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Florida Film Festival Q&A with AND WHAT REMAINS director, Marc Havener 03.31.2009

For more information about AND WHAT REMAINS please visit our website.

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  • Richard Waxman | April 2, 2009 8:08 AMReply

    Interesting stuff. Looks like a great lineup at this fest.

    Speaking of the lineup, has anybody heard about THE ENGLISH SURGEON? It's a documentary that got a really great review in the Sentinel. I included the text of that review below for anyone interested.

    It's showing tomorrow (April 3rd) at the Regal WP Village at 6:15 p.m. More info can be found here - http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/schedule.html


    The English Surgeon: 4 of 5 stars

    Roger Moore | Sentinel Staff Writer

    Henry Marsh is a British neurosurgeon who is single-handedly trying to bring one hospital in one corner of Eastern Europe into the 21st century, at least in terms of his specialty. He makes frequent flights to Ukraine, toting used medical gear (some of which, he points out, should never have been discarded) and offering his expertise to Dr. Igor Kurilets, a younger doctor he has mentored, befriended and helped for more than 15 years.

    Geoffrey Smith's sometimes touching film about Marsh shows a man who, by birth, knew how to keep his emotions in check (he is the ENGLISH surgeon, after all), but who is still haunted by a Ukrainian child he wasn't able to save years ago.

    "How can you do nothing?" he wants to know. "How can you say, 'Go away and die?' "

    He can't, even if he is giving, with Igor translating, a pretty young woman in her 20s no hope of anything but blindness and an early death.

    The film is modest, but the subject is a man of rare humanity and stoic compassion.