Michael Haneke: My movie is named Funny Games.
Michael Haneke: But the games they play....the games aren't funny.
Me: Holy shit.
So this won the glamorous third prize at the Cannes film festival? I pretty much hated I,Daniel Blake already, but at least that one was 90 minutes long. Andrea Arnold serves up a 2 hour and 43 minute monster that just won't stop being obnoxious. Reviews call this fresh, innovative and sometimes even risky. What's risky about American Honey again? Casting a non-actor in the lead role? Wow, I've never seen that done before. You also get the distinct feeling…
I don't know much about experimental shorts, so:
I pretty much enjoyed everything when watching it, I can't really tell what it means exactly, but it's a very fascinating watch. It looks great but what makes it so mesmerizing is the combination of sound and video. The music would be my favorite part of Still Lives, and again, don't ask me about the meaning, just watch it and enjoy it. Take away from it what you want.