First Love, Last Rites


1h 33m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Joey and Sissel share a one-room house as a couple intent on learning all they can about each other. Sissel is estranged from her parents, but she wants Joey to meet her father, Henry, a talkative Vietnam vet whose interests range from Eastern culture to fishing. The two men eventually become partne

Film Details

Also Known As
First Love, Last Rites
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing
Location
Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Joey and Sissel share a one-room house as a couple intent on learning all they can about each other. Sissel is estranged from her parents, but she wants Joey to meet her father, Henry, a talkative Vietnam vet whose interests range from Eastern culture to fishing. The two men eventually become partners in an eel-catching business. Gradually, Joey and Sissel begin to grow apart as frustration and anxiety tarnish their formerly passionate affair.

Film Details

Also Known As
First Love, Last Rites
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing
Location
Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the FIPRESCI Award for Best Direction at the 1998 Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States January 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States on Video February 16, 1999

Released in United States September 1997

Released in United States Summer August 7, 1998

Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 28 - February 8, 1998.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 4-13, 1997.

Feature directorial debut for music video director Jesse Peretz.

Completed shooting late November 1996.

Screenwriter David Ryan is the former drummer for the band Lemonheads.

Ultra Stereo

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 28 - February 8, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video February 16, 1999

Released in United States Summer August 7, 1998

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 4-13, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.)