In a no-man’s-land filled with high-tension pylons and mobile homes, Marcus and Bettina raise their daughter, who wanders the industrial backwater to occupy her mind. When a tragic accident occurs, their pursuits of happiness are put to the test…
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cloying and superbly atmospheric. an austere and poignant observational narrative driven by authentic performances and immersive lensing. very excited at the prospect of Strubbe's forthcoming follow-up to this film "Deep in a Dream of You". a very talented woman indeed...
Too low-key for its own good this understated film about fragile relationships and ellipses is unfair to the competent acting due to a weak script, the gaps of which unecessary pauses aim in vain to fill. Here, dramatic build up would have been an asset. (Associations with Antonioni/Wenders risk hubris: Landscape long shots do not suffice in generating semantic density and aesthetic splendor.) An average film.
Fascinante. Los personajes nos invitan a vivir en su mundo, y así conforme transcurre la película se pierde la noción de que solamente es ficción. Escenas que se disfrutan. Una obra más allá de lo comercial.
Part 5 in my Mubi Experiment of watching each Film of the Day for one week. Stumbling on a piece like this was exactly what I was hoping for. A gorgeous film that captivated me right from the first image. The child’s enigmatic existence is contrasted with the everyday life of her parents in a kind of social wasteland (a worksite). The child dreaming (playing), the adults dreaming (better future), but then, the end.
Tess is amazing, the handgame scene in the bus and her looks dive us into remembers of our own feelings from childhood. Misunderstandings / Overunderstandings / Emotions / Dreams are perfectly played and filmed. I adopt her without hesitation. For the rest, no doubt the guy is better without a moustache. Less physical accessories, more spiritual quality :p
7/10, difficult and slow paced movie with little dialogue, but full of emotion and with superb cinematography. The director focuses on the essentials of human nature and little Tess is the one who gets credit with an exquisite performance.