Loved most of the ingredients and there was definitely some great moments but so much missed the mark with its delivery. I wish I felt any of his relationships/connections, the 2nd half lacked the energy it needed and therefore the climax didn’t feel like a climax. Having said that it’s s very ambitious debut and anyone that strives for something that high right off the bat clearly shows promise for their next work.
If your director doesn’t love their film as much as PTA loves his, I don’t want it. Finally seeing this in 70mm takes the film to that next level. One of the few films that can’t be spoiled, as knowing what happens only makes the film all the more enjoyable. It’s a masterclass in tension and pacing. Will never get over how he sabotaged his own wedding by dressing to the 9s but giving his bride a secretaries’ outfit lol.
With most filmmakers, the thought of them making their own career retrospective film is cringe-worthy. With Varda, her non-nostalgic reflections, recreations & reinterpretations of her life through her career is so beautiful and insightful (Giving a good overview of her work for beginners and dropping enough tidbits to satisfy her bigger fans). Like always Varda straddles the line between sad & happy to give the most human story possible.
Shoutout to the person who gave the worst question of the entire Varda retrospective at this screening. There was a lot of bad questions to outdo but you did it.