Leave it to director Gus Van Sant to make a love story about death.
Van Sant's last movie, the 2008 biopic Milk, followed the life of San Francisco's openly-gay Supervisor Harvey Milk and the rise and unfortunate fall of his life and career. The movie earned Van Sant an Academy Award nomination for his direction, and won Sean Penn his second Oscar for his work in the title role. His latest directorial effort is Restless, returns Van Sant to his more indie roots, with another intimate, character-driven story about love and death.
Written by actor-turned-screenwriter Jason Lew, Restless is about the terminally ill Annabel (Mia Wasikowska) who falls for a morose Enoch (newcomer Henry Hopper, son of the late Dennis Hopper), whose best friend is the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot (Ryo Kase). It all makes sense in the latest trailer for the movie, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May. van sant describes the movie as "delicate" >>