DEAR LEMON LIMA
Dear Lemon Lima is a quirky beauty of a film with its cotton-candy colors, Miranda July-esque sensibility, and its embracing of alienation as a source of creativity.
...beautiful compositions and super-lush lensing bring a candy-colored sheen to Yoonessi’s universe, where wilderness and suburban life meet, and semi-innocent nostalgia commingles with the characters’ often sarcastic contemporary sensibilities.
A classic triumph-of-the-underdog plotline unfolds, but the real joy of this delightful film is the spot-on incidental detail. Yoonessi observes her characters’ often odd behaviour from an unjudgemental distance, so depicting the messy business of growing up with a distinctive and authentic style.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
Melissa M. Lee, Jonako Donley
Cinema Epoch / Phase 4 Films
Savanah Wiltfong, Shayne Topp, Melissa Leo, Beth Grant
FESTIVALS & AWARDS:
Los Angeles Film Festival, 2009
(Winner) Outstanding Performance Award
Woodstock Film Festival, 2009
(Winner) Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, 2009
(Winner) Spirit of the Independent Award
Sao Paolo International Film Festival, 2010
(Nominated) International Jury Award
FILM WEBSITE: www.dearlemonlimamovie.com