SFIFF '14 Awkward quiet, punctuated by awkward interruptions. A film that dares not to cater to anyone's expectations, and succeeds magnificently, without ever trying too hard. During the film making process, elements were subtracted, not added, and what is left is pure.
Eimbcke continues with his minimalistic style and dry humor in this coming of age comedy that shows the dynamics between a single mom & her son.
A film that's made to be watched with your parents or offsprings.
SFIFF '14 Heard Eimbcke speak after viewing this--he spent a year casting the actors, & got great performances from all 3. Lovely man, has the highest ethics and a surefooted commitment to his path, commercial imperatives be damned. Evocative. Maybe he'll do a silent film next. A must-see.