A very touching movie. Pretty absurd but still very prophetical. The non-mobility, non-expressivity of those two ghost is a metaphor of the inability of being alive so, in a certain sense, a life story rather than a death one. While watching the film I felt like the horse, carried by two fake ghosts, yet unable to take the eyes off of them.
Strangeness and charm and very, very, beautiful. A bit Tarkovsky-ish, a bit Harmony Korine's UMSHINI WAM. Because they wear the cheapest possible costume and roll in a wheelchair, though not disabled. Unless being a ghost is a disability, I guess in a way. We know they are ghosts because they are wearing white sheets with holes4eyes. Thanks and a tip of the hat 2 Rapciune 4 tuning me in. It's never been shown in USA.
Disappointing, despite all the free flowing energy and the surrealist potential, it failed to engage me beyond moments of hilarity. I went into the film expecting a reworking of some sort of Epstein's 'Finis terrae', instead learned that it was inspired by 'Inner scar', one of my least favourite Garrel films.
A curious, archly whimsical picaresque in a Jodorowsky-lite mode, Finisterrae gives us a ghostly Didi and Gogo stranded beneath white sheets in the wilderness, but instead of never letting them leave, Caballero never lets them stay anywhere. I'm not sure that I learned anything from this film, but it was a window worth gazing into for a while, if not falling through.
This is a GREAT film. If you love strange and unusual films, Finnisterrae is for you. We get to walk and ride along with two ghosts (with sheets and all) as they wander through the nether-regions looking for a way back to the living. It's a road movie with ghosts!
I really enjoyed this weird fairy ale. I loved the self-referential joke about 1980s video art (After watching a video with clumsy animations and a mouse in a blender - no blood shed- one ghost remarks:" It's kinda funny but the clothes were horrible!"). Since the director is also the director of SONAR, he is no stranger to abstract art and the general public's view on it.
Such an hilarious movie! I totally loved the idea of using sheets; nothing new for a "ghost" and it yet resulted simple, unusual, and funny... it just works! I also loved the answers on my screen without even have to listen to the Oracle or the Owl. Oh boy, I had a great time.