An American Affair

An American Affair


Set against the backdrop of the JFK presidency, when a young boy becomes infatuated with the beautiful neighbor that’s having an affair with the President, he becomes a pawn in a deadly game of deceit and betrayal.

Year: 2009

Genre: Drama

Cast: Gretchen Mol, Perrey Reeves, Noah Wyle

Directed By: William Olsson

Country: USA

Run Time: 92 mins


The film rises above its conventions. Just when it seems to be a fable of sexual initiation, An American Affair pivots away from sex. Just when it seems to be a re-dredging of the Kennedy mystique, it pushes past history. Thoughtfully and imperfectly, it dramatizes the flight from childhood, the surrender to adulthood and the pieces of us that survive.
The Washington Post


Zurich Film Festival