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Martin Donovan

Director, Actor

TrustTrust (1990)
Dir. Hal Hartley
Feat. Adrienne Shelly, Martin Donovan, Edie Falco
A blackly comic examination of suburban neuroses with Adrienne Shelly returning for the director as a college drop–out who befriends an equally…
Surviving DesireSurviving Desire (Hal Hartley Shorts) (1991)
Dir. Hal Hartley
Feat. Martin Donovan
The hour–long 'Surviving Desire' is an earlier Hartley work that focuses on Hartley's world of the 'college–educated slacker' whose…
Simple MenSimple Men (1992)
Dir. Hal Hartley
Feat. Robert Burke, Bill Sage, Martin Donovan
Hartley's third feature re–visits his deadpan, sexy and intellectual world in which two brothers set off to find their estranged father.
AmateurAmateur (1995)
Dir. Hal Hartley
Feat. Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan, Elina Lowensohn
Hal Hartley approaches the conventions of a thriller in further probing his fixation with dysfunctional romance and relationships, and thus checks in…
FlirtFlirt (1995)
Dir. Hal Hartley
Feat. Parker Posey, Martin Donovan
Moderately successful filmic experiment from Hal Hartley, peddling his usual studied ironies in a story told three times over, in New York, Berlin…
Hollow ReedHollow Reed (1996) Aro Favourite
Dir. Angela Pope
Feat. Sam Bould, Martin Donovan, Joely Richardson
An exceptional and gripping British drama is made of delicate subjects –child abuse, custody rangling, homosexuality. The women…
Opposite of Sex, TheOpposite of Sex, The (1998) Recommended
Dir. Don Roos
Feat. Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow
Teenage tearaway Christina Ricci sets off a wild goose chain of frantically convoluted events when she steals her gay half–brother's boyfriend…
Living Out LoudLiving Out Loud (1998) Recommended
Dir. Richard LaGravenese
Feat. Holly Hunter, Queen Latifah, Danny De Vito
Facing up to life without her philandering husband, a nurse (Holly Hunter) forges unlikely friendships with a jazz club chanteuse (Queen Latifah) and…
Book of LifeBook of Life (1998) Recommended
Dir. Hal Hartley
Feat. Martin Donovan, Polly Jean Harvey, Thomas Jay Ryan
The return of Jesus Christ in the hours prior to Armageddon, December 31, 1999, is told in a series of wry, amusing and thoughtful scenes by indie…
HeavenHeaven (1999) Aro Favourite
Dir. Scott Reynolds
Feat. Martin Donovan, Joanna Going, Danny Edwards
Banished into virtual anonymity by Miramax studio indifference, we can only assume they found this 'arty' thriller too slippery to pigeonhole and…

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