And for those who wanted something to think about, at the premiere screening of The Loss of Sexual Innocence, director Mike Figgis said that "The reason I made it on film was because it was so difficult to express verbally." How right he is. This deeply strange re-interpretation of the myth of Adam and Eve, is a visual tone poem of disconcerting beauty that left me, at least, befuddled but intrigued. The story makes little sense and is often as ponderous as its title. Still, it's a pleasure to see a director with the guts to experiment cinematically - especially after the commercial success of "Leaving Las Vegas," which would allow him to soak Hollywood for millions. After the screening, a viewer asked Figgis whether he could explain what exactly the film was about. He answered, "No." How many films can you say that about today?
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