I Was Born, But...

I Was Born, But...

This is a reserved, quiet explication of the anarchic ideas of Zero for Conduct with a core of sorrow. It's astonishing how elegantly this film depicts coming-of-age disillusionment, acknowledges the futility of (being born?) a life in such a world, and still retain a certain feeling of child-like joy in the wide open world. There's more than one shot where both brothers do the same thing, one brother slightly behind the other, walking along in unison, and every time it happened, I just felt my brain bleed in some sort of twisted delight at the visual, even when it was a sad one.

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