9 Full Moons (SIFF 2013)

9 Full Moons is a beautifully sad, yet carefully hopeful film. Amy Seimetz shines as Frankie, a damaged young woman who is trying to put together the pieces of a happy life, but never seems able to complete the puzzle. She is self-destructive in her search for fulfillment and uses people, substances, and things to try and fill her emptiness. Lev (Bret Roberts) is an introverted musician and song mixer who is on the verge of breaking out, but hasn’t quite made it yet. Their new relationship seems all wrong, but both appear determined to keep returning and trying to make it work. This movie hurts in all the right places and is encompassed by a lovely, haunting soundtrack and scoring.

Provided Film Synopsis
Popular wisdom tells us that love heals all wounds. Frankie (Amy Seimetz) is an emotional train wreck, careening around the East Los Angeles music scene drinking and meeting strangers. Lev (Bret Roberts) is a taciturn and tormented soul. He drives a limo and wants to work in the music business. They begin a relationship after they connect with each other one night at a party. This dark romance explores what love is like for two quiet people who may be damaged beyond repair. Lev gets to explore his musical dreams working for star Charlie King Nash (Donal Logue) and learn about the practical realities that restrain talent to make artistic dreams so complicated and frustrating. Together Frankie and Lev explore the challenges of a serious relationship, trying to determine if it's something either of them can handle. This moody piece goes beyond romantic movie clich├ęs to explore the intricate interactions of two lovers who don't fit into any neat categorizations.

Movie Details

  • Directed By:

    • Tomer Almagor
  • Cast Members:

    • Amy Seimetz
    • Bret Roberts
    • Brian McGuire
    • Donal Logue
    • Foster Timms
  • Countries:

    • USA
  • Languages:

    • English
  • Genres:

    • Drama