It's great the way Europeans like Minervini or Andrea Arnold can bring their Euro aesthetic to rural/midwest America and romanticize working-class white people. Somehow Hollywood hasn't been able to achieve this very often, not in this way. 3.6
Although Minervini's form isn't anything remarkable, I really like his blend of narrative/contemplative fiction, with the merging of documentary style. This is much more contemplative than his latest. The ending is wonderful. The real thing that attracts me is that he makes you feel, and draws me in to characters who I might often trash, but makes you feel the human side.
Minervini inverte le regole che dovrebbero costituire la naturale formazione di un nucleo famigliare, indagando con profonda sensibilità nell'animo afflitto di un ragazzino: http://visionesospesa.blogspot.it/2014/11/bassa-marea-low-tide.html
A quiet film full of space and silence. Its attentive camera captures the tone and texture of a young boy's loneliness. Empty days punctuated by playing with wild animals, skimming stones, or collecting cans. It's a very beautiful film too, and it feels all the more sad for that beauty. The naturalness and subtlety of the acting, particularly the boy, is impressive.
Modern dünyadaki yalnızlıkların, parçalanmışlıkların ve mutsuzlukların objektif bir bakış ile anlatılan bu hikâyesi sevginin nereye gittiğini cevabını vermese de sorgulatıyor ve insan doğasına güvenimizi yitirmemeliyiz diyor sanki.
It seems here that Minervini is not so much directing as he is observing. Nothing feels forced in this authentic, powerful, and respectful portrait of poor Gulf Coast life. The scenery is incredible, as is the cinematography. We are silently, subtly brought along, in documentary fashion, on the boy's emotional journey sans destination, and what a touching experience it is.