An exceptionally lovely film that also reminds me of walking through the streets in Europe. But how many people who look like supermodels can there be in one cafe or bar? Also, other reviewers are right - maybe this guy is supposed to be edgy, but ultimately he's creepy. Since this seemed to be an attempt to comment on longing and obsession, creepy doesn't quite work.
This is a very nice study in the uses of light as well as the many emotions conveyed by the human face. There is not much plot beyond the general idea of searching for something which either has been lost or cannot be found again. I cannot recall being annoyed by foley effects before: The sounds of footsteps intrudes when the quiet sounds of the city could provide a serene background for contemplation.
Don't try this at home boys. I personally like visual narratives and this is a superb example of letting a camera evoke both storyline and plot. Some very effective use of shallow focus and Luis Guerin manipulates images to play with the contours of space. He manages to create a sense of pathos, desire and obsession that takes us, slowly, into this young artists psyche without falling into standard cliches.
Feels as if Director was practicing interesting cinematography techniques of film master greats to make a better film next time. Enough with shots of people through window reflections-we get it.Don't mind the half page of dialogue that sustained the entire film but interesting shots of beautiful city,girl not enough to to sustain.Positive-relate vouyeristic quality of a traveler/Inability capture+preserve beauty.
Ever wanted to stalk a pretty young woman you spot in a café? Well, it's not as much fun as you might think. First, there's the endless walks around the city warrens as she tries to lose you. Then, there's the endless stare out a bus window after your awkward pickup attempt is rebuffed. And, since you are alone, all done in street noise with no dialogue to speak of. The lonely life of the poor, amateur stalker.
I think The Guardian review said it best when it called this film a "hauntingly enigmatic interior drama of longing". Indeed. Perfectly photographed. Superb sound design. A meditation on the act of looking, the ache of desire, and the disappointment of fulfillment in a city of strangers going about their lives in crowded isolation.
Loved the audio/camera work, though the latter ––at times–– voyeuristic approach made me feel ill at ease at times. Bro might be handsome, but he's a pathetic stalker/creep, who sometimes walked like he was about to poop his pants. Or so it seemed. It also brought memories of my attempts to lose myself in the crowd in Graz, Austria ––during the holiday season in the late 1990s.
The film is adept at capturing the bustling life of a city and its inhabitants, but I kept waiting for a reason why I should care about the slimy central character, who spends most of his time either staring at young women or stalking them down alleyways. In the end, I'm not sure the film provided one.
Espectacular deleite para los ojos y oídos. Lo que más salta a la vista son los sentidos. Un artista con el oído agudo a los sonidos de la calle. Los encuadres de la cámara son espectaculares. El director crea diálogos de las personas en distintos planos. Es un placer mirar estos encuadres. Es una película de muy pocos diálogos de un artista que busca a Sylvia luego de varios años.
The film relies vividly on familiar urban sounds to give dimension to the intangibility of the protagonist's inner journey. The audience is led into a dance of experimental compositions and multi exposure photography obtained by the artistic juxtapositions of elements and as outlined in the protagonist's sketch art book. We feel like we are embracing emptiness which is reminiscent of Michelangelo Antonioni's style.
I wasn't sure about this to begin with but gradually it won me over. I found the sequences that played with perspective, depth and reflection particularly enticing. It's a film that requires patience, there may not be a pay off but it does allow for some sort of visual meditation.
A cross between CCTV footage, experimental school essay & micro-diary. The film is rather pointless, challenges preconceptions about cinema & leaves you a tad catatonic. Not that a film of this nature should not exist, certainly it has its merits & surely could well end up being the seed for bigger future enterprises, however most viewers will be left with an inconsolable vacuum as it currently stands. Laure jet'aime