A Cock And Bull Story

A Cock And Bull Story 15

1hr. 34min.

A Cock And Bull Story 1hr. 34min.

15

Director. Michael Winterbottom

Starring. Gillian Anderson, Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Fry, Steve Coogan

Two actors, as their make up is applied, talk about the size of their parts. Then into the film: Laurence Sterne's unfilmable novel, Tristram Shandy, a fictive autobiography wherein the narrator, interrupted constantly, takes the entire story to be born. The film tracks between "Shandy" and behind the scenes. Size matters: parts, egos, shoes, noses. The lead's girlfriend, with their infant son, is up from London for the night, wanting sex; interruptions are constant. Scenes are shot, re-shot, and discarded. The purpose of the project is elusive. Fathers and sons; men and women; cocks and bulls. Life is amorphous, too full and too rich to be captured in one narrative.

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