For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Eric Rucker's rating of the film Ponette

How to be a terrible adult to a child 101. Deny their feelings, make your love conditional on them denying their own feelings, make it all about your feelings, bluntly tell them truths they can’t handle, tell lies about things they see, tell fairy tales from your silly religion, & on and on. Neat to see a film of mostly children and nature, though poorly written + with bizarre adult projections onto child psychology.