Beanpole

Beanpole

Exacting control of color (red-green-yellow only without a bit orange creeping in, let alone blue or purple), microscopic diegetic-only sound design, and calmly intense performances (with camera willing to hold on a face to draw out its nuances) but this exceptional rigor seems, for me, to gloss a certain evasiveness in the writing. Despite patiently excruciating moments, it's the scene that least resembles the rest that felt strongest -- Masha's words to Sasha's mother finally broke through some chilly remove to give blood to a central character. Still, the great directorial assurance obscures the fact that director is still quite young. Impressed, and prepared to be more impressed in the future.

Rock Hyrax liked this review