90 Days

Director: Giles Walker
Screenwriters: Giles Walker, David Wilson

Institute History

  • 1987 Sundance Film Festival


After dabbling with the improvisational drama in The Masculine Mystique, a film he co-directed, Giles Walker decided to go it alone and steal two characters from the previous work to form the basis for 90 Days. The first film blurred the line between fiction and documentary by using friends working at the National Film Board playing themselves; this film uses the same characters and actors “actors” in more obviously “fictionalized” situations.

Alex and Blue have trouble with women. Alec, always the philanderer, is thrown out by his wife, golf clubs and all, ending up at his friend’s house. The cherubic Blue has never been successful in love so he decides to solve his problems by importing a Korean mail-order wife chosen from the Cherry Blossoms catalogue, which he neglects to tell his mother. After Hyang-Sook’s arrival, the couple has 90 days to decide whether they will marry or her visa will expire. Meanwhile, Alex is pursued by a beautiful lawyer who, acting on behalf of a client, wants to buy his sperm.

— Piers Handling

Screening Details

As you use our Online Archives, please understand that the information presented from Festivals, Labs, and other activities is taken directly from official publications from each year. While this information is limited and doesn't necessarily represent the full list of participants (e.g. actors and crew), it is the list given to us by the main film/play/project contact at the time, based on the space restrictions of our publications. Each entry in the Online Archives is meant as a historical record of a particular film, play, or project at the time of its involvement with Sundance Institute. For this reason, we can only amend an entry if a name is misspelled, or if the entry does not correctly reflect the original publication. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected]