Powerful filmmaking from the beggining to the end. Hats off to Chloe Zhao for producing,directing AND writing this unique and daring indie diamond. And for her partner cinematographer Joshua James Richards... After this and God's Own Country, he's undoubtedly one to watch. Jaw-dropping talent.
A brilliant example of very thoughtful, sensitive and well-developed filmmaking which I am really hoping won't be overshadowed by (what seems to be) more mainstream-friendly "Boy Erased". The shift from a good coming-of-age film to a poignant drama between the 2nd and 3rd acts was seamless and masterful.
Brilliant films don't need much commenting and "On Body And Soul" is one of them. No amount of writing and reviewing would convey the emotion that can only be experienced by going to cinema and watching it. It's a work of art which somehow manages to conceal all its technical aspects (even though they are flawless) and make it seem like we are watching an excerpt from Ildiko Enyedi's imagination.
One could argue that the film has at least several…
I'd be curious to find out what went on in the head of some Paramount executive when he greenlit this film; I'd also be willing to hear the point to it as I didn't see any. It's not that I found this film bad, it's simply absurd and there's no message or meaning to it - it's just a very average piece of entertainment for the sake of a quick effect and shocking people. It left me with absolutely nothing…