This movie is a masterpiece. What I like about it the most is how the director emphasizes the contrast between disfunctional familly and their beautiful surrounding, how he introducies us to psychology of all the familly members and the simmering rage combine with aggressiveness. For me this is one of the best movies of all time.
Holy shit! this is one smart movie. Well if most of what we are - we learn from our parents then this family take the biscuit. Has the director made this film to question the very idea of the family as the bedrock of society - or is this just a very dark, twisted 'comedy'? who knows. Ha! could be read as an anti fascist or pro EU metaphor -thats pushing it I think. This will linger in my brain quite a while.
Frank Sinatra's grandchildren living in an isolated house with the yard where zombies grow and the pool where fish swim, having sex with each other, waiting to lose their dogteeth to learn how to drive a car, also waiting for plains to crash and vaginas give light to their rooms and much more in this weird weird and pretty deep movie.
Something that 'world cinema' does so much better than Western are silences that aren't awkward, where conversation is stuttered and broken and where everything isn't explained at the end. Subtle, beautiful and melancholic while still making me cringe at times. I know no more understanding would come from watching it again, but I still very much want to.
The aesthetic approach is faultless; the balance between deadpan farce & brutal perversion perfectly judged. The satire on domestic abuse as metaphor for some socio-political commentary seems only more relevant in our post-truth era of fear-mongering & alternative facts, & like the similar thematic concerns of Shyamalan's The Village, holds a black mirror to the face of the modern-world. A staggeringly original work.
I was a bit disappointed in this. Everyone kept telling me how this film was immensely disturbing and obscure. Not disturbing so much as painstakingly dull. The ending, as with much of the film, leaves much to be desired.