Amid the responsibility of taking care of her brother who is in a vegetative state, financial problems and the awakening of her sexuality, Florencia becomes obsessed with the comic “The Plants”, which is about the invasion of plant souls into human bodies during a full moon.
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Delicate, humane, minimal diaglogue beautifully placed ('Sebastien, his name is Sebastien'). Its a painful film dealing with a young woman coming of age in a desperate situation. I loved the unjudgemental and carefully observed description of a young woman experimenting with her sexual power, in the absense of her mother (and the rest of society's) protection and watchful eye. Beautifully shot. Another watch!
Exquisite digital filmmaking, LAS PLANTAS is seductively enigmatic. Thematically rich and pulsing w/ fertile resonances, it never overplays its hand. It is a vision that could only be accommodated by cinema; it is a field of situations that neither theatre nor literature could enact in this way. Its cliché-averse and quasi-transgressive treatment of a young woman's sexuality at times invokes Catherine Breillat.
I found this to be a peculiar, slightly exasperating feature. Stylistically it shows a lot of promise, with a striking use of camera and light. For me though, It was tonally and narratively unfulfilling. The titular comic connection is underdeveloped, as are Florencia's relationships and a sense of place.
The film starts promising, the mood is unique and music quite nice too. Some scenes are pleasure to watch. There are multiple ideas used in this film, and the way they are presented and connected together feels rather awkward - we've got a family/social drama, cosplay, comic book/fantasy, thriller, erotism. Even the main theme of Florencia's life and the comic book element are left unexplored. A wasted opportunity?
Quiet, thoughtful, meditative and real.
A slow film that rewards with its realism and never strays from its role as a portrait of a single character. No unnecessary fluff, just a non-story shot beautifully with a breathtaking ending. Oh, the beauty of humanity. What a sublime piece of cinema. I want to watch it again.
The cinematography was amazing. The story line and the movie over all was really boring, though. The movie made me a little emotional because I have a friend who has the same health condition as the guy in the wheel chair. It is called "locked in syndrome" and the body is paralyzed but the brain works perfectly fine. You can still hear and understand everything. I can relate to the movie in that way which was cool.