By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to offer you content and services that are tailored to your interests.

[Find out more][OK]

Signs and Wonders

A Feature film by Jonathan Nossiter

Produced by MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Release in France : 29/03/2000

    Synopsis

    Alec Fenton, an American by adoption and his wife Marjorie, an American of Greek origin, live with their two children in Athens. Both Alec’s business life and his tender relationship with his daughter, are guided by a playful but deeply felt need to interpret the smallest details of the world as significant. Under the influence of powerful signs and premonitions, Alec allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with a colleague Katherine (Deborah Kara Unger), eventually leaving his family and returning in America with his lover. Once there however, the same belief system urges him back home for one final attempt to win back his family. His quest, however, is endangered by the presence of political activist Andreas (Dimitris Katalifos) in his family’s life. Andreas becomes the victim of a series of incidents, each one more threatening than the last. Could it be an unleashing of signs… ?

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

    French distribution :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

    Box Office: Total results

    Box office: Timeline

    International releases (7)

    CountryDistributorBuyerRelease date

    Show more

    Show less

    Sorry, your search returned no results.

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    I never imagined that some day I’d want to work with a composer and orchestrate images. I’ve always detested Hollywood’s contrivances with their gratuitous emotional overkill. I enjoyed working with Adrian Utley because we share the same outlook. He, too, is against film scores! It was a crucial exchange for both of us. He had to come to Athens, on location, to absorb the atmosphere and the actors’ vibes, the whole world we were creating. We were friends before the question of music was even raised.

    Jonathan Nossiter, Director

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Marin Karmitz

    Directors of Photography :

    Richard Pelmar, Tommaso Vergallo, Jean-Louis Alba

    Production Manager :

    Yvon Crenn

    Editor :

    Madeleine Gavin

    Costume designer :

    Kathryn Nixon

    Screenwriters :

    James Lasdun, Jonathan Nossiter

    Sound recordists :

    Thierry Lebon, Jean-Pierre Halbwachs, Neil Riha

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Monica Donati

    Music Composer :

    Adrian Utley

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    English

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    29/03/2000

    Runtime :

    1 h 48 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    95.375

    Visa issue date :

    23/02/2000

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (6)

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2000

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2000)

    Selection

    Official International Selection

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema - 2000

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema (Canada, 2000)

    Selection

    Non-competitive Section

    TIFF - 2000

    TIFF (Canada, 2000)

    Selection

    Contemporary World Cinema

    Cannes Film Market - 2000

    Cannes Film Market (France, 2000)

    Selection

    Selection

    Berlin International Film Festival - 2000

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 2000)

    Selection

    Official Competition