Wendy and Lucy

Wendy and Lucy ★★★★

I was hypnotized by the way Reichardt depicts the anti-human built environment Wendy finds herself navigating. Fencing, rail yards, loud roads, creaky buses, dog kennels, detention centers, alleys, and abandoned lots convey isolation and degradation of public resources.

Wendy is constantly pressed through a tangled maze of barbed wire, and when she inevitably gets snagged, she’s left to the mercy of whichever power holder finds her.

 Sometimes the power holder helps, sometimes they hurt, but most often they seem absolutely indifferent. That feels the most cruel. The whole time you sense how much Wendy has to lose at the whim of a careless stranger. 

Beautifully and creatively shot as usual.

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