Hard to avoid hyperbole with this one.
Thanks to Lido trivia for reminding me to rewatch this masterpiece.
Started my MIFF with a bang.
Beautiful and slow, this builds to a very emotional epilogue which completely floored me.
There are a few scenes which are note-perfect. One involves a fish tank. I don’t want to talk about what happens (because spoilers), but it is edited in a manner which makes you feel everything from hope to joy to heartbreak. Really impeccable stuff. Uniformly excellent performances, especially Guida.
Time jumps work wonders in this film too; large space is left…
Watched this like a month ago and haven’t been able to cohere some proper thoughts on it so I’m just gonna go for it. Sorry in advance. Also my view is probably affected by the fact I’ve studied pretty much everything touched on here.
Ultimately, it doesn’t work.
If it’s trying to make you think you just need to sit back and it’ll all be fine because there are people out there ‘doing the right thing’ then fuck that.