Beautiful beautiful beautiful color and texture. Loved this one.
How easy it is to jump towards a criticism that Schrader just made a combo remake of Winter Light (the Bergs's best film) and Diary of a Country Priest! How easy it is to miss that Schrader's career is founded on playing the role of Borges' Pierre Menard rewriting Don Quixote. No work of art can ever be really recreated, even if done literally line for line. So when Schrader uses recreations of Bergman and Bresson, in doing so he…
THIS MOVIE IS SO FUCKING DELIGHTFUL, JESUS CHRIST.
It's like a big ball of hope, humor and warmth without any over-sentimentality or cheesiness. It has an overwhelming sense of optimism but never becomes dishonest, an incredible achievement in my book. From start to finish it repeatedly makes me laugh and enjoy myself. When it's over I want to watch it again. I need more thoughtful films like this in my life.
Lol I lowkey rewatched it, I think that’s the second time I’ve ever done that in less than 24 hours. Anyway some notes I took.
- Yah like the first viewing my brain kept thinking of how it uses a lot of Kurosawa-esque composition and visual texture.
- So many shots that emphasize how the people interact with the natural world. It’s symbiotic. You see the food sticking to their hands and their feet kicking dirt.
- Like I said…