In 2016, migrants in Europe are talked about all the time, but never given the microphone to tell and craft their own stories. This film made me realize what it could be like to be forced to leave you own country and start a new life. Great movie.
This was one of the greatest cinematic experiences I ever had. It was amazing, comparable only to "As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty" made by Mekas and to "Diary" by David Perlov.
2.5 - I'm glad I stuck with it, after the second viewing, as the first 4 reels, especially 1-2 (devoid of anything remotely interesting and completely sterile visually), almost feeling like a student film of Mekas. I guess these ones were some of his first, so kind of understandable; but reels 5-6 were much more like the Mekas which I like, and showed his early promise and potential.Bubble gum was first bit of beauty
My 1st Jonas Mekas, and I’m grateful to the reviewer who said to stick it out till Reel 3. At times, the interplay of image, word, sound was something like the cinematic version of symphonic; elements deftly caught up into arrangement. Some bits soared… But the demoralizing run time + the 1st 2 meh reels never fully got made up for. 3.5. Will try some of his others.