todd solondz could have whipped up a masterpiece if he had this script in his hands
In a genre often laden with rootin-tootin, grimy men, adorned in leather accessories, with their commonly associated fierceness and machismo displayed through acts of aggression, The Power Of The Dog brings all of that under examination, skillfully dissecting the ideals of masculinity in a world that doesn't have room for men to show otherwise. It's a brazen take on the Western and one that elegantly subverts expectations for an intelligent, enthralling piece of cinema
Jane Campion's deconstruction of the genre…
A village elder warning children to not dig up the earth.
An FW 189 fighter, ominously watching over the Belorussian fields.
A boy and girl frolicking in the rain amongst towering trees.
The severed foot of a soldier blown off by a mine.
The twitching eyeball of a slaughtered cow.
Bullets whizzing over a barren field, red-hot and relentless, mowing anything in it's path.
Screaming men, women, children
The face of a boy…
Uzak is about distance.
The distance between rich and poor
The distance between the literate and the illiterate
The distance between the ones in the city and the ones in the village.
The distance between thought and words.
The distance between past and present.
It's a distance that keeps us prisoner in our solitary shell.
A distance we can either learn from or suffer in silence
A haunting, unhurried exploration of loneliness, sadness and disconnect, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's paralysingly beautiful…