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45 Ratings

Chilly Scenes of Winter

Head Over Heels

Directed by Joan Micklin Silver
United States, 1979
Comedy, Drama, Romance


Charles can’t get over his breakup with Laura. The film flashes back and forth between his present obsessiveness and the ups and downs of his two months with her. The rambling but entertaining progress of the film is sprinkled with sharp, satirical portraits of the other people in Charles’s life.

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Chilly Scenes of Winter Directed by Joan Micklin Silver

Critics reviews

Joan Micklin Silver’s film is a veritable downer symphony, making use of every available tone and register of disappointment: thirtysomething and middle-aged, masculine and feminine. And it’s funny, too! – that is, if you can get down with the recriminatory laughter of bitter self-recognition that comes on like a smoker’s cough.
March 31, 2017
A superb director, Silver brings the same light touch that she did to the likewise excellent Hester Street and Crossing Delancey, and Heard is her equal with his spurts of cruelty and laughing asides to himself: “What a winsome guy!”
March 03, 2017

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