Reaffirming the director’s singular vision established over a decade prior with his equally unnerving and visceral 1993 debut Clean, Shaven, Lodge Kerrigan’s third feature stars Damian Lewis—in a revelatory, career-defining performance—as Keane, a man haunted by the circumstances of his daughter’s apparent abduction in Manhattan’s Port Authority. Kerrigan captures his troubled protagonist’s state of permanent, feverish transit through long single takes of tightly composed, handheld camerawork, as Keane becomes increasingly desperate and, eventually, attached to a financially strapped mother (Amy Ryan) and her seven-year-old daughter (Abigail Breslin). A powerful, suspenseful film about loss, trauma, and the despair wrought by mental illness, Keane endures as one of the most masterfully crafted, uncompromising American independent works of the aughts. An NYFF42 selection. New 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative, supervised by Kerrigan and acclaimed editor Kristina Boden. A Grasshopper Film release.
The 4k restoration from the 35mm original camera negative was supervised by Lodge Kerrigan and Kristina Boden. Nat Jencks was the colorist, Larry Blake was the re-recording mixer, and Travis Gerdes was the post-production supervisor. It was completed in early 2022 at PostWorks, New York.
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