Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open Morocco, Switzerland 2012 – 89min.

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Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open


Based on an interview with Paul Bowles made shortly before his death, filmmaker Daniel Young draws a portrait made of shadows of the American artist. Young meets with old acquaintances of Bowles, such as the writers Gore Vidal, John Hopkins and Ruth Fainlight, the composer Richard Horowitz and the director Bernardo Bertolucci (who adapted Bowles' best-known novel, “The Sheltering Sky”, for the screen). Bowles' whole life seems to converge in Tangier, the “point of no return”. “Have you been able to say the things you wanted to?”, asks Young at the beginning. “No, but with time, it's no longer important,” replies Bowles, visibly having reached that famous point...

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German Switzerland: 4. April 2013



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