It’s 24 fast-paced, frenetic hours in the lives of a group of teenagers confronting life in the 90’s. As an artistic endeavour, it’s the breathtaking images of one of the world’s most renowned photographers set in motion to capture the beauty and tragedy of youth. As a mirror of our times, it’s a no-holds-barred landscape of words and images, depicting with raw honestly the experiences, attitudes and uncertainties of a group of teenagers in today’s society. The kids at the core of this story are just that: teenagers living in the urban melee of modern day America. A day in the life of these teenagers as they confront the obstacles of a troubled world: a single day in which everything and nothing will change. –Cannes Film Festival
Lawrence Donald “Larry” Clark (born January 19, 1943) is an American film director, photographer, writer and film producer who is best known for the movie Kids and his photography book Tulsa. His most common subject is youth who casually engage in illegal drug use, underage sex and violence, and who are part of a subculture (such as surfing, punk rock or skateboarding).
Clark was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He learned photography at an early age. His mother was an itinerant baby photographer, and Clark himself was enlisted in the family business from the age of 13. In his mid-teens, Clark began injecting amphetamines with his friends in 1959. Always armed with a camera, from 1963 to 1971 Clark produced pictures of his drug-shooting coterie that have been described by critics as “exposing the reality of American suburban life at the fringe and for shattering long-held mythical conventions that drugs and violence were an experience solely indicative of the urban… read more
Tosto e crudo fino al midollo.Clark e Korine ci raccontano il dramma di una certa generazione,in cui la violenza e la promiscuità sessuale sono l'unica via per essere accettati da una cerchia densa di vuoto e squallore.Tremenda la costruzione della parte finale,in cui lo spettro dell'Aids diventa davvero tangibile e sovrasta tutto e tutti.
Tostissimo grazie alla regia di Clark e alla sceneggiatura di Korine che racconta il solito marciume giovanile di una generazione che scambia la violenza con l'amore. Terribile il doppio finale, col mostro dell'AIDS che diventa vero protagonista e tinge tutta la vicenda di un nero profondissimo.
Due to the controversy surrounding it, this is a film which received a boost in interest from non-film fans. Maybe I’m the only one who sees this trend, but films that appeal to non-film fans are then… read review
It was one of the first movies that left really big remark, I still remember my juniorschoolyears when i first time saw it, it was the time of rebelion and skateboarding, so this was the perfect movie… read review
A lot of people give seem to give Larry Clark all the props for directing this film, but I think that it really boils down to the script, written by Harmony Korine (dir. of Gummo). Kids is an unabashed… read review