Birthday parties, picnics, holidays—sifting through 30 years’ worth of home movies and stills, A Song Of Air recasts the seemingly innocuous fragments of a family history into a painful reconciliation with the past. In divulging family skeletons, Merilee Bennett has created an elegiac poem.
Jesus (Willem Dafoe), a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas (Harvey Keitel) -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation.
Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.