On the fringes of Dublin two kids, Kylie and Dylan, live in a housing estate devoid of life. After a violent altercation with his father, Dylan runs away and Kylie decides to go with him. Together they make their way to the magical night time lights of Dublin to search for Dylan’s brother.
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An incredible film, but probably not advisable for children...much scarier than Night of the Hunter, with some scenes too terrifying to show to kids who are the same age as the actors in this film. And I didn't understand all of the Irish dialect, but I was still bowled over, it didn't matter that much in the end. Astounding performances, direction, and cinematography.
Two kids in a Bob Dylan state of mind just chasing after that illusion of freedom from all the bullshit. A beautifully haunting film that brilliantly uses black and white and color to blur the lines of reality and fantasy.
Non-narrative films can be great, but *Kisses* has enough plot and complications for anyone. Every thread is resolved, every theme revisited in this study of the beauty and terror of adolescents tasting freedom. There are moments of joy in which everything stops, like musical numbers without singing. The use of color makes you wonder if it's the cinematography that's stunning or simply the world itself.
Demasiados momentos con estética de videoclip que podrían haber tenido fuerza visual si tuvieran un sentido dentro de la historia, pero al hacer esta aguas se quedan un tantovacíos. La película cae en demasiados tópicos telefílmicos que lo son, precisamente, porque están presentados con la torpeza y la tosquedad con que lo hacen estos productos televisivos. Los últimos quince minutos son sonrojantes.