The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
Filmfest 2004

"The Heart is deceitful … Above all Things" is the story of a childhood turned inside out, seen through the eyes of a boy, Jeremiah, and his mother, Sarah, an impulsive, insatiable utterly lost young woman who works as a truck-stop prostitute in the American South. Jeremiah is bounced between his foster parents, his fundamentalist Christian grandparents and a vagabond existence on the road with Sarah, passing through endless truck-stops, shotguns shacks, fleapit motels and strip joints populated by low-lives, predators, junkies and criminals. Endlessly subjected to new and dangerous environments, a succession of deadbeat surrogate fathers and his mother’s descent into drug-filled madness, Jeremiah is forced into a desperate struggle to survive and grow. His strength and endurance in the face of adversity and loss becomes the focus of the story. After all his experiences, Jeremiah still manages to retain the purity and naivety of the enchanted way in which he views and transforms his world.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Asia Argento, Jimmy Bennett, Kara Kemp, Kip Pardue, Jeremy Renner

Credits

Director: Asia Argento