in berlin | the return of kerry fox?

by eug
February 7, 2009 8:44 AM
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Remember Kerry Fox? From Jane Campion's "An Angel At My Table" and Danny Boyle's "Shallow Grave"?? Back in the early 90s, she cultivated a following among my group of friends and it seemed like she and Campion could do no wrong.

I didn't realize that Fox had essentially vanished until two nights ago here in Berlin when, at the opening night party, Marcus Hu from Strand whispered loudly to me, "Did you see who that is?" He pointed out Kerry Fox seated near me. I hopped up, he introduced us and I snapped a photo for indieWIRE. In retrospect, I wish I'd found a way to politely ask, "Where have you been all these years?"

That photo sits atop a brief dispatch from Berlin, covering her terrific turn in Hans Christian Schmid's "Storm," which debuted today here at the festival. The film is solid and engaging and Fox's lead role keeps it on track even when it threatens to get a bit too conventional. I expect she'll get some great notices for the performance. Kudos!

[An image from Jane Campion's "An Angel At My Table."]

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