"IS IT BETTER TO SPEAK OR TO DIE?"
my first koreeda and it was a masterpiece.
one of the most beautiful films i've ever scene, every frame is a painting. melancholic yet hopeful. so full of sadness, grief and pain yet also so full of joy and love, shot in the most quiet and simplistic way. just incredible. there is soo much more for me to unravel when i inevitably rewatch some more.
Link to my longer (proper) review on my blog:
This film is a visual and tonal masterpiece. It is one of the most visually striking films I've ever seen. It is everything you would ever want out of independent and original filmmaking. I am blown away at the level of artistry and style Ari Aster utilised in the making of this film.
From the opening shot and how it is greatly (and horrifically) contrasted with the final shot to…