Flan and Ouisa Kittredge, rich NYC art dealers, are called on one night by a young man, Paul, who professes to be a friend of their kids’ from Harvard. They offer him a bed for the night; he enchants them with a home-cooked meal and magnificent conversation. The next morning, they learn that he is not all he seems to be. Their investigations are intriguing and lead them to re-evaluate their lives. –IMDb
Fred Schepisi AO (born 26 December 1939) is an Australian film director and screenwriter. His credits include: Last Orders, Roxanne, Plenty, and Six Degrees of Separation.
Schepisi was born Frederic Alan Schepisi in Melbourne, Victoria, the son of fruit dealer Frederic Thomas Schepisi and Loretto Ellen (née Hare). He began his career in advertising and directed both commercials and documentaries before helming his first feature film, The Devil’s Playground, in 1976.
Schepisi won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Direction and the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Screenplay for both The Devil’s Playground and Evil Angels (released in the US as A Cry in the Dark).
In 1991, his film The Russia House was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival.
In 2005 Schepisi directed and co-produced the HBO miniseries Empire Falls, for which he was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries… read more
The magic of this movie its its capability to instantaneously reference and imitate its counterparts while remaining authentic and dramatic in the moment -personal and social. Verbose dialogue laced in true feeling. One of my favorite monologues of all time. "I worry, is it right to make a movie of cats?" Very few movies face the fear of existence this head on without being haughty. A great thanksgiving day flick. Jean Renoir would be proud.