Beanpole

Beanpole ★★★★★

A longer more in depth review after my second watch can be found here.

Beanpole is a beautiful exploration of mourning and longing in all kinds of different shades: mourning for a child or because of physical or mental war injuries, longing for a family or for forgiveness. It is slow, but also very careful. There’s not good vs. evil, but understandable human characters who do things that make you angry or desperate. This is all heightened by the powerful use of colours; red, green and white. It gives everything a feeling of alienation, but at the same time makes it also more intense because of the vividness. I am not sure if I will see this again soon, because it also is quite draining and not necessarily a nice movie experience. It definitely made a big impression on me and stands a good chance of being one of my favourite films of the year.

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