Without is set on a remote wooded island. Here, a young woman, Joslyn, becomes caretaker to an old man trapped in a wheelchair and in a vegetative state. She has no cell signal, no access to the Internet and is only a year removed from high school. Processing a hefty personal grief, Joslyn vacillates between finding solace in the old man’s company and feeling fear and suspicion towards him. As the days wear on, her isolated routine devolves into a struggle with sexuality, guilt and loss.
Mostrar sem expor, falar sem palavras, viajar sem sair do lugar. "Without" promove um turbilhão de impressões, suposições e pontos abertos, que fazem o expectador acreditar que vê qualquer outra coisa que não um filme americano. E essa é apenas mais uma das (belas) contradições deste filme. Denso por ser simples e complexo pela diversidade que provoca.
This film plays with your expectations of what it can and should be, while you are second guessing it is enveloping you slowly without your realization. This is incredibly confident and subtle filmmaking for a debut feature. One of the greatest performances of the year is also accompanied by perhaps the song of the year.