McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Filmfest 2008

It is not often given to a director to make a perfect film. Some spend their lives trying, but always fall short. Altman has made a dozen films that can be called great in one way or another, but one of them is perfect, and that one is McCabe & Mrs. Miller. This is one of the saddest films I have ever seen, filled with a yearning for love and home that will not ever come – not for McCabe, not with Mrs. Miller, not in the town of Presbyterian Church, which cowers under a gray sky always heavy with rain or snow. The film is a poem – an elegy for the dead.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberionois, William Devane


Director: Robert Altmann