Something I have come to appreciate is a re-experiencing of a work that becomes a creative process that inspire thousands of ideas. This is one those works. I feel a very strong connection with Jose Luis Guerin, like a kindred spirit.
A sublime and hypnotic tale of a young artist who returns to Strasbourg 6 years after meeting a young woman named Sylvie in hopes of reconnecting with his lost love. IN THE CITY OF SYLVIA is a languid and intoxicating journey through Strasbourg, meditating on memories and missed connections. A beautiful and powerfully romantic cinematic poem.
A stunning film of rare beauty. The design of the frames, the sound scapes, the varying forms in faces, the naturalistic elements all concoct together to form a real sense of place in which story, character and plot are irrelevant as you become fascinated by how everything feels and the potential stories of the inhabitants of this beautiful city. Incredible film.
It has a few good moments, no doubt. Beautiful photography too, I'll give it that. Kinda reminds me of The GoodTimesKid; difference being that while I'll recommend that to anyone and everyone I know, I wouldn't this film. I'm sorry, but for the most part, this was boring as fuck.
You can really feel life breathing into each image as it lingers on the screen. And it happens completely autonomously, which is the greatest miracle of this film. Guerin triumphantly captures the patient gaze of the artist, while crafting a passable story framework. But I am with Javier, there's a bit too much concentration on "beauty".