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'The Kids Are All Right' Wows Berlin: Julianne Moore Talks Gay Marriage

 'The Kids Are All Right' Wows Berlin: Julianne Moore Talks Gay Marriage

The Sundance sensation "The Kids are All Right" starring Julianne Moore and Annette Bening as a lesbian couple was welcomed with applause at the Berlin film festival Wednesday. Moore: "For me the portrait is very much the portrait of a marriage and a family...I don't think it matters what your sexuality is." Director Lisa Cholodenko believes it is good timing with the same-sex marriage debate.

The Sundance sensation starring Julianne Moore and Annette Bening as a long-term lesbian couple was welcomed with cheer and applause at the Berlin film festival Wednesday.

In The Kids are All Right, wealthy couple Jules (Moore) and Nic (Bening) are trying to be good parents when their lives are turned upside down after their two teenage children contact their biological "sperm donor" father.

According to Reuters, Moore, 49, said the movie appealed to her because it was about a family unit.

"For me the portrait is very much the portrait of a marriage and a family and about what it's like to be married for a long time and to have children," she said.

"I don't think it matters what your sexuality is. For Annette and I, we've both been married, we both have children, we know what it's like to parent, we know what it's like to be in a long-term relationship."

Moore also welcomed the chance to play a character who has lost her place within the family structure.

"I feel like I've seen that a lot in life, but you don't get to see that very often in the movies. Generally people have a very clear idea where they're going in the movies."

Director Lisa Cholodenko, who also directed the 1998 lesbian hit High Art, believes that the timing with same-sex marriage and the film is coincidental.

"I don't see myself as an overtly political person," the director told reporters in Berlin after a press screening.

"What I do feel good about is that there's so much activity in the States right now about gay marriage. I think the timing of this film is quite interesting (although) it's not calculated.

"I feel like, as an artist, I've contributed politically."

 

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