"the test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good" - stanley kubrick
Many of the worlds that Agnes wove together in this film would otherwise never intercept in reality. To be able to make a documentary like that as she did, I think it was really only possible because she truly loved all her subjects. From paintings hung in museum, to heart-shaped potatoes and sunburned apples, to of course the gleaners in all their ways.
This is something I'd love come back to watch again and again whenever I miss her. I still have so much to learn from you, Agnes, and I am grateful that we got to share a world.
venice international film festival #8
fucjckdjdkdosksxjdsjsk FUCK this was insane; it is so jarring to think of the wholesome gentleness of call me by your name and then regard suspiria, but i think this is luca guadagnino at top form.
two kinds of beauty are pit against each other, the conventionally gorgeous against the violently grotesque. both are incredibly compelling, so many images lingered in my mind long after they flashed by on screen. the dances and dream scenes and grotesque — wow.
this is a very strong film, what a thrill!!!!
to the men who were so uncomfortable watching this film that they kept using their phones, to the man who yelled sexist insults about jennifer kent during the press screening, to the men in my friends’ recounts of sexual harrassment experiences: the film is powerful and relevant today because of people like you