Lianna is a typical housewife in her thirties. She lives with her husband Dick, a university professor, and their children in a small New Jersey town. Her only real outlet is the psychology classes run by Ruth that she attends. One day, Lianna approaches Ruth and offers to become her assistant and they meet to further discuss the prospect of working together. She and Ruth make love. Lianna reveals her infidelity to her husband. He asks her to leave the house, and then reveals the reason for the break-up to their children, even though he has cheated on her in the past. Lianna finds herself alone for the first time. Her husband uses the incident in a vindictive way and her children treat her with discomfort. She moves into a flat on her own and gets a job in a local supermarket. Although they love each other, Ruth eventually leaves Lianna. Lianna is now forced to come to terms with the new realities of her life, and through her pain and loneliness redefine her relationships and her life. –Thessaloniki International Film Festival
John Thomas Sayles (born September 28, 1950) is an American independent film director and screenwriter who frequently plays small roles in his own and other indie films.
Sayles was born in Schenectady, New York, the son of Mary (née Rausch), a teacher, and Donald John Sayles, a school administrator. He was raised Catholic and took to labeling himself “a Catholic atheist”. Both of Sayles’ parents were of half Irish descent.
He attended Williams College, where a small incident provided an inkling as to his future career. In 1972, while participating in the school’s biannual trivia contest, Sayles’ team was tied with another after eight hours, forcing the game’s first sudden death overtime. Sayles was able to cite a particular line of dialogue from the 1960 film The Time Machine, thus clinching that semester’s championship.
Like Martin Scorsese and James Cameron, among others, Sayles got his start in film working with Roger Corman. Sayles went on to fund his first… read more