Berlin 2013 – Competition – Winner – Best Director
Sundance 2013 – Premieres
An odd couple of sorts, Alvin (Paul Rudd), meditative and stern, and his girlfriend’s brother Lance (Emile Hirsch), dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude repainting traffic lines down the center of a country highway ravaged by wildfire. As the two begin their gradual journey across the landscape, swapping stories and butting heads, what unfolds is an unexpectedly humorous yet moving examination of an unlikely friendship that reveals distinct approaches to finding one's way in life…
In PRINCE AVALANCHE, American filmmaker David Gordon Green exhibits his mastery for infusing poignant character study with comedic insight through subtle shifts in tone, incisive dialogue, and a profound appreciation for place. Set to the haunting backdrop of a barren expanse of burnt-out Texas wilderness—whose melancholic beauty is accentuated with the music of the rock band Explosions in the Sky and collaborator David Wingo’s stunning score as well as Tim Orr's sweeping cinematography—PRINCE AVALANCHE bucks convention by exploring male bonding in a refreshingly genuine--and often absurdist--way. Adapted from EITHER WAY, an Icelandic film, PRINCE AVALANCHE is driven by strong performances by the two male leads.
Starring Paul Rudd (THIS IS 40, DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS, I LOVE YOU MAN) and Emile Hirsch (INTO THE WILD, MILK, SPEED RACER). A poignant character study with comedic insight from the director of PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, ALL THE REAL GIRLS, SNOW ANGELS and GEORGE WASHINGTON.