3 Backyards

Feature Film | USA 2010 | 88' | OV

A sunny autumn day on Long Island. In the wake of a fight with his wife, a businessman (Elias Koteas) is drifting aimlessly across the island, until the fate of a stranger captures his attention; a housewife (Edie Falco) takes a celebrity actress (Embeth Davitz) along to the ferry in her car, and the short drive turns into a psycho-trip for both; a little girl loses her mother’s valuable bracelet on her way to school, and encounters a scary stranger. Three ordinary stories, but told in a unique way by director Eric Mendelsohn. In a dream-like state, the protagonists move through a world that appears at once familiar and odd to them – as if David Lynch had created a suburban drama. The sun is relentlessly burning down on the streets, the sounds of nature are always just a bit close to the ear, and horror seems to lurk behind the next tree. Eric Mendelsohn won the Best Director award at Sundance for 3 BACKYARDS earlier this year.

Director & Script
Eric Mendelsohn
Photography
Kasper Andersen
Editors
Morgan Faust, Jeffrey K. Miller
Production Design
Markus Kirschner
Music
Michael Nicholas
Principal Cast
Embeth Davidtz, Edie Falco, Elias Koteas, Rachel Resheff, Kathryn Erbe
Producers
Rocco Caruso, Amy Durning
Executive Producer
Fred Berner
Production
Caruso/Mendelsohn Productions

International Sales

Caruso/Mendelsohn Productions
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New York, NY 10013
USA
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Selected filmography Edie Falco

LAW & ORDER (1993-1997), HOMOCIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET (1993-1998), COP LAND (1997), OZ (1997-2000), SUNSHINE STATE (2002), THE QUIET (2005), 30 ROCK (2007-2008), NURSE JACKIE, (2009-2011)