family ties that have disappeared over time is is told by a young girl's dream based on her concerns about male dominated world and expectations. the subtext was related to the selfishness of women.Because her father's renunciation scene which happen after hallucination was her decision.her subconscious was giving up searching on behalf of her father...she was directing her dream.''Dont search me''
A masterwork of transfixing beauty from Lisandro Alonso. One of the most gorgeous looking films of the decade too. And Viggo Mortensen is like the most overlooked actor ever. He actually speaks two languages in this one. None of those are english. This proves that his range goes way over the US. Highly recommend this poetic odyssey.
This is a movie of hallucinatory strangeness, often playing like a structural film experiment in how far apart you can separate people and have them be in the same frame. A maximalism in landscape and color (and barking seals) combines with a minimalism in plot and dialog to create one of the only truly dreamlike experiences in cinema. The startling coda transforms the movie into an authentic surrealist masterpiece.
It starts off sort of seeming like a disaster of mismanaged tone and mise-en-scène. Then you realize that it is all done intentionally (you cannot consistently "mismanage" in this manner), is actually very funny (this is a comedy about white man's hubris), and all set in motion to tap the profound. The thing is: I enthusiastically encourage Alonso to get back to what he was doing before this weird profound comedy.
At once a gorgeous McCarthy-esque (Cormac of course) exercise in the spirituality of materialism, a parable of patriarchy, a metaphysical tale of man's endless futile quests and the overriding myth of progress. Phew. When we shield others from the world we prove ourselves the ultimate fool and the lessons we have to learn might be scary ones.