Birth is a dramatic mystery set in New York’s Upper East Side in which a 35-year-old woman encounters a 10-year-old boy who is in love with her and is convinced he is the reincarnation of her dead husband. Reviewing her past, the woman begins to question the choices she’s made, much to the consternation of her fiance and family. —ioncinema.com
Jonathan Glazer (born March 1966 in London) is an English director of commercials and music videos, sometimes of films.
After studying theatre design at Nottingham Trent University, Glazer started out directing theatre and making film and television trailers, including award-winning work for the BBC. In 1993 he wrote and directed three short films of his own (“Mad”, “Pool” and “Commission”), and joined Academy Commercials. He has directed popular campaigns for Guinness (Swimblack and Surfer) and Stella Artois (Devils Island). Since the mid-1990s he has directed a number of music videos, and was named MTV Director of the Year 1997. His work in these areas is often noted for its originality.
In 2000, he directed the gangster film Sexy Beast, starring Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley.
In 2001 Glazer directed the “Odyssey” spot for Levi Strauss Jeans.
In 2006 Glazer directed the second Sony BRAVIA TV advertisement, which took 10 days and 250 people to film. It was… read more
Impressions: the kid had mental problems or is heartless. Or maybe he just can't see past his own selfish id because he's a child. Anna pushed to the breaking point is a woman who can't let go. Glazer's direction was well-timed and beautifully staged and edited to depict the slow unraveling of Anna and her husband. damn that kid was a good actor... however, the script was unbelievable, at times.
I'd like to start by mentioning that at this moment, I'm not quite sure what this movie is trying to say, I'm gonna have to sit on it. That being said, the film is stupendous. Kidman is a god, the visuals are to die for. The atmosphere is extremely creepy story is wonderful. Still trying to figure it out completely but that doesn't mean it isn't a magnificent film.
A look at the work of cinematographer Harris Savides.
A middle-class widow (Nicole Kidman) finds that before her wedding to her second husband a ten-year old claims to be her first husband but actually reborn into a different body. As most people would… read review
Birth, in art and literature, is a symbol for fertility, hope, and newness, the process of first life. In Jonathan Glazer’s chilly, chilling, sometimes portentous film, however, the act brings about… read review