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Heat and Sunlight1987

  • 3.2
HEAT AND SUNLIGHT, winner of the Grand Prize at the 1988 Sundance Film Festival, explores the intersects of obsession, jealousy and violence. The last few hours of a love affair between Mel Hurley (played by Director Rob Nilsson), a photographer traumatized by the Biafran War, and Carmen, (Conseulo Faust) his dancer girlfriend, is an improvised nightmare of fear and misunderstanding. Featuring the still photography of Steve and Hildy Burns and ground- breaking music from David Byrne and Brian Eno's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.

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"Nilsson is not after the illusion of life. In a way, he's after life itself." - Michael Wilmington, LA Times

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While the main story of a photographer in love with his girlfriend and there relationship is extremely compelling the film falls flat when the friends as well as other out of focus narratives come into place.