Burning ★★★★

“You have to know that it is there and that it isn’t there.”

An invisible tangerine. A missing cat named Boil. A burning greenhouse. The isolated desperation of falling down a well.

This film is comprised of beautiful images strung together by a persistent tension. The powerful soundtrack and lovely mise-en-scene combine to create a true mood piece. However, some parts were edging towards the pretentious, the ending fell a bit short, and honestly, I have seen too many films about an emasculated man struggling to rediscover his power. Our female protagonist is unfortunately thrown to the side and only marginally important at the end. 

A film with both personal and sociohistorical facets that stay with you even after it ends.

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