Three Monkeys is a well-written character study. Three characters are stuck in an eternal state of guilt. It reminds me of the first three characters in Stalker: the stalker's daughter, wife, and stalker. The Three Monkeys' characters also lived near, or just a few steps away from, the train track. And that last shot! A beautiful and fully realized film. My favorite Ceylan so far.
One of the things I love most about this life is that there's no final goodbye. You know, I've met hundreds of people out here and I don't ever say a final goodbye. I always just say, "I'll see you down the road."
Ended the year 2020 with Nomadland makes our year 2021 more hopeful. Though Nomadland's story is permeated with the specters of the past, it is a beautiful film that looks into the world of forgotten people traversing the land through the feet of Frances McDormand's powerful performance.
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Happy New Year Everyone. I'll see you down the road!