"The Ice Rink"
Directed by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
The everyday absurdity
of making a movie is affectionately spoofed in this light comedy about a
production that is stalled by the difficult filming of several sequences
on a hockey rink. While rushing to meet a deadline for the Venice Film
Festival, the director must contend with a flirtatious leading lady
(Dolores Chaplin, Charlie's granddaughter), and a self-absorbed American
leading man (Bruce Campbell of Evil Dead fame). A gentle film with
some slapstick touches. French and English with English subtitles.