:) UNLV Film BFA. Happy person.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2022
Really, really good. Like Boyhood, yes, but trimmed down to one’s core memories — the textures and ambience of childhood. Memory is blurry and erratic, but extracting particular moments, and presenting them in a clear, distilled, painterly manner, makes those otherwise granular moments present and larger-than-life. The minimalistic approach also allocates enough space to then allow (1) you to place your own memories onto those presented (favorite stuffed animals, the color of your favorite crayons, the…
Been mulling on this for a few days trying to figure out something more comprehensive to say, but this is just exquisite filmmaking. Living with a big, grandiose capital L — the capabilities of the human body, the expressive dynamics of dancing and movement, the power and empowerment behind clothes, the simple exquisiteness of those creations, and the dreams that thread it all together. And seldom have I seen faces photographed so beautifully and majestically; the 2019 restoration of this is ridiculous.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2021
“He drank the water of eternal life and became daylight.”
Endlessly fascinating. The narratives that are alternated to and from undermine Beshir’s objective, more lucrative dream-state tendencies and hinder the runtime’s direction, but, man, are there are a couple pockets that are tremendous. The photography is as good as it gets.