3/4 ★★★

Small-scale family drama that's about as low-key as possible. It centers mainly on a teenage girl's upcoming music audition, but while there are scenes depicting rehearsals and auditions, it totally eschews any of the cliches that films about music generally indulge in. Instead, first-time director Metev presents a portrait of family life's daily routines and emphasizes the need to find a new rhythm when those routines are threatened. The central formal conceit sees characters walking toward the camera, as in Linklater's Before films. This both emphasizes the anxiety on their faces and their uncertain future. Those who liked Things to Come would likely find plenty to enjoy here.

57/100