Doc Lisboa 2016. Like Alain Resnais films about the revisionist impossibility of an existence in loss ("Muriel" and "Je T'aime Je T'aime"), in which the recurrence of memory movements are made of a interwoven editing, here a higher irony of a remembrance about a lost love is the revelation of a complex materiality of the narrative forms, finally realizing an unity of (the) time, that admirable disruption.
Egoyan's fifth feature made for an extremely low budget may be his most inventive and innovative film. It's structure and playfulness almost seems like deconstruction of narrative and expectation, in what is a straight forward triangle story. Made between 'The Adjuster' and 'Exotica' the film couldn't be more different then either.
I loved how this film subverts the notion of the male gaze being a source of control, as the photographer here is clearly unable to control the woman he tries to contain within his frame. (That said, he still tries!)
Can human distance be mediated by landscapes?
Can we be witnesses of our own mistakes without stopping the REC button?
This movie runs over human failures and deep stretches on time.
Not to be watched when in doubt.
wow! i was surprised by how much i liked this. the story consists of layered visuals and audio that bounce off each other and add to each other instead of devolving into chaos. beautiful cinematography, nice and simple but very effective. and the characters were great! the photographer was an ass, and arsinee and the driver were so alluring both as individuals and together. i'm really pleased i watched this.