Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Someday My Prince Will Come/Philip and His Seven Wives: Two Films by Marc Isaacs

Someday My Prince Will Come (2005): A beautiful, (bitter)sweet exploration of the tentative steps of first love for ten-year-old Laura-Anne, a girl residing in the semi-rural, semi-industrial Cumbrian backwater of Siddick. Told extensively from Laura-Anne’s point of view, the film uses a narration of rhyming couplets by our young heroine to colour in the details of her hopes and dreams for love and happiness and provide both insight and humour.

Philip and His Seven Wives (2006): A former messianic rabbi, Philip claims to have received a month of visitations from God in which he was told that he was a prophet. From there, Philip left the church to embrace an Old Testament/Mr Wroe’s Virgins style life; taking seven diverse women to be his wife, all living together under one roof in Hove. It is the most unconventional of domestic set-ups, and one that is often hard for us viewers to comprehend or condone.

See the full review of both films, released by Second Run DVD, at The Geek Show

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