Julien Donkey Boy (DVD, Region B)

Type: New DVD

The first US film to be made under the Dogme 95 vow of chastity, Harmony Korine's follow up to the controversial 'Gummo' tells the story of schizophrenic Julien (Ewen Bremner), his pregnant sister Pearl (Chloe Sevigny), and their pedantic, over-bearing father (Werner Herzog). Using handheld digital cameras, Korine gathers together a series of disparate incidents in the life of the family - Julien's friendship with a young blind figure-skater (Chrissy Kobylak), Pearl's masquerade as her and Julien's dead mother, their brother's (Evan Nueman) training as wrestler, a visit to a gospel meeting - while slowly and subtly building towards a tragic climax.