This is my first film from Chantal Akerman and I can't wait to discover more from her filmography.
Made when we she was just 22 years old and a recent school graduate, Larisa Shepitko's Heat boasts a simplified narrative structure. She has a keen eye on its framing while maintaining a well-balanced points. Her impressive naturalistic style reminded me so much of Japanese classic films or specifically, Kurosawa-- his ingenious use of natural setting and geography. I'm really surprised that as early as this, Shepitko delivered a good film. Can't wait to discover more from her.
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.
2020 Releases Ranked
Happy New Year Everyone. I'll see you down the road!