Heartbeats 2010 ★★★½

Heartbeats is clearly the work of a young, aspirant filmmaker (Dolan was 21 when it premiered at Cannes) -- it wears its influences (particularly its stylistic ones, of which it owes much to Godard and Rivette) on its figurative sleeve, and its eagerness to evoke such influences more than seldom oversteps its handle on its own narrative -- but it's a beautifully shot one that frequently finds truth, and it certainly holds value against alike films.

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