I hope a cat leads me to a wallet full of money soon
I was surprised there wasn't more bossa nova music in this, since that's the main thing I went into this knowing about (and it's the focus of the tagline here on letterboxd!)
It works more as a documentary I think, but I liked the light layering of myth and surrealism too. Some of the imagery definitely infiltrated my dreams last night.
This movie was real deep and symbolic. For example:
- The part where the dude pissed on a tree represents Ari Aster pissing on cinema.
- The part where a character is named "Ingmar" represents that Ari Aster went to film school.
- The part where the boyfriend steals the other guy's thesis represents Ari Aster stealing all of his ideas.
- The part where an "unclouded" boy writes a book by finger painting on it represents Ari Aster, writing…