RSVP FREE Toronto FEEDBACK Film Festival – Thur. June 25th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas:
THE GOOD BOY, 15min, Drama/Sports, USA
Directed by Alice L. Lee
A morality tale, “the good boy” is a film about a young boxer who accepts a challenge to fight a brute of a man only to discover his opponent has the mental capacity of a five year old. This is an unflinching look at what happens when everything you want hinges upon doing something unforgivable, and the consequences of making the wrong decision.
I’d been studying the films of Krzysztof Kieslowski (Double Life of Veronique, Dekalog, Blue, White Red) when I was writing “the good boy”. Watching those masterpieces, you can’t help but think about moral dilemmas. Why do people knowingly decide to do something that they know is morally wrong?
I started to watch my own actions and the actions of my…
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