the fact that I just remember recently that my mom forbid me to watch this movie when I was 13 and watching it now and wonder if I let my 13 year old self watched this. this movie is like a beautiful curated mess that my 13 year self wouldnt be able to handle and understand how wrong all the gestures "Sean" had.
Una película en donde el misterio fracasa a consecuencia de un descubrimiento en la historia. A pesar, el filme de Glazer tiene dos escenas memorables. La primera: un niño ingresa a una casa y las luces se apagan. El director gusta de la creación de atmósferas que rompen con la lógica, un salto alucinatorio. La segunda: primer plano a Kidman. Es la mirada del espectador. Además, la reencarnación como tema cautivante.
Birth is an uncomfortably fascinating film with a phenomenal performance from Kidman and a generous but chilling cinematography. The film is filled with vibes of Kubrick; especially Glazer's visionary direction. My only problem with the film is that I felt the ambiguous revelation was not strong enough. I didn't like the climax as well. I think that the lead characters meeting years later would have been better.
Really, i don't understand the criticism to this film..."Birth" is an intimate and profound love-movie. "Birth" is a reflection on eternal love. Jonathan Glazer makes an elegance, refined and authentic drama. Final scene is one of the most intense and disturbing that i've seen in recent times. Shamefully underrated...or, i hope, unfortunately misunderstood.
I tend to dislike Kidman's characters and all the attention focuses on her persona but this movie is perfect for all the haters like me of maybe, the last "star", in the Old Hollywood way. Despite Kidman's unforgettable performance, this movie has too many visible references and the ending seems superficial. Kidman you almost get me. Damn.
Well I just saw 'Under the skin', which, well, really gets under your skin. This film is no less brilliant, drawing you in. Unnerving, uncomfortable, controlled. The husband to be, loosing it during the recital is very powerful. Can a mere boy have caused this tirade? - in this directors hands, certainly. Kubriks sucessor? Perhaps.