Film Rep Clock

 

By Paul Malcolm 
San Francisco Bay Guardian, May 22, 2002 

 

Unusual as usual in the Caveh Zahedi oeuvre, In the Bathtub of the World pieces together the cranky brilliance, anger, and everyday drama of a filmmaker into something much larger, and much stranger, than life. Beautiful visual moments mirroring the poetry alluded to in the title alternate with incredible personal ones (pigeons roosting inside his home, his father's heart attack, arguments with his patient girlfriend, a film proposal for Waking Life from his friend Richard Linklater) in a brave and meditative personal document that pushes the boundaries of privacy. (1:20) Artists' Television Access. (Gerhard)