While exploring Tierra del Fuego, the director met a stoic man clearing snow from the streets. Haunted by his personality, he cast the man in the leading role of this strange odyssey, about a sailor who returns to his hometown after 20 years…
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Beautiful articulated images tell the story through accumulation, not narration. Movement becomes the only available fulfillment and memory itself becomes the effort at remembering. This will be a guaranteed turn-off for most viewers. For those who seek unique cinema, it offers stark and lofty pleasures. Alonso proves that, like his hero, he knows the road he means to take and he determinedly follows it all the way.
The opening scene of the film takes place in a dark corner of a vessel and projects three sailors resting on chairs,two of them engaged in a video game,the other man(a lost man) gaping at them from behind as they play his life from moment to moment like benevolent demigods deputed to witness his beingness.Man leaves the room,moments later,leaves the vessel(like a ghost emerging from it's tomb).Intrudes [Contd.]
An abuse in terms of contemplativeness. Lisandro Alonso undoubtedly has an eye for composition but the images in "Liverpool" are so drunk with themselves that they merely suggests basic elements with no real resonance. Yes, you can think of a dozen things about it's main character and the pseudo existential journey he's facing and pretty much care less as soon as it's done. (1.5)
It reminded me of an Aki Kaurismäki film: desolate landscapes and scenarios, still cameras, quite, taciturn characters, the photographic composition all throughout was spotless, in short, a strangely haunting film. The main character will make you wonder what happened in his life, about the places he has seen, the mistakes he has made, and the decisions he has taken.
Beautiful, amazing scenery, intriguing characters. I loved the minimalistic approach in this film. I think the best way to describe this experience would be a nostalgic, lonely journey. If you expect something else, you will most likely feel disappointed...