Flashbacks of a Fool

Flashbacks of a Fool The Set Design

Fred du Preez and Shirley Lixenberg

Laurence Dorman

Daniel Betteridge

Joe Scott (Daniel Craig) is an aging Hollywood star who lives a life of narcissistic hedonism. His only company seems to be his personal assistant, Ophelia (Eve). Following the death of his closest childhood friend Joe’s memory is thrust into an extended flashback to a sea-side town in 1970’s Britain. The movie is now centred on Joe as a teenage boy in a tentative relationship with a school-girl called Ruth. Further, his mother’s friend, Evelyn, is attempting to seduce him. Engulfed by guilt at the unintended, tragic consequences of his subterfuge, he leaves home. The movie then switches back to contemporary Hollywood. Joe confronts his fear and returns to England for a difficult meeting with Ruth, who had gone on to marry his childhood friend and has been a left a poor widow.Read more »

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