Absurdity gives way to gore gives way to Bunuelian surrealism. Randall Park is a treasure. Holy $#!%!!!!
Screened for the 2020 Chattanooga Film Festival!
The Wanting Mare is a gorgeous film to watch and probably a beautifully written one as well, but it is unfortunately left wanting by its cryptic fantasy world which needs more than the barest of details actually offered. The faraway looks, allusive dialogue, and wistful sadness that dominates most of the film (particularly the latter two-thirds) becomes tiring in short order. The Wanting Mare could probably be just as impressive playing silently, which is a testament to its tremendous visuals and to it being substantially underwritten. I’ll be interested to see the director’s next film.