Max leaves his lakeside town to live with his father on the fringe of suburban Arizona. Both fever dream and quiet trip, PAVILION creates a deep and ethereal world, showing us an innocent way of life coming apart at the seams, constructing an indelible image of the enigma of youth.
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A really quiet summer movie with the structure of Slacker where ennui is the enemy. The beauty of the images are something to strongly admire. I really liked the themes and the ideas behind this film but it's good it wasn't longer than 70 minutes, theres only so much I could take. A very well done film, thats not for everyone but that I personally enjoyed immensely.
Not your average slice-of-life or coming-of-age film. While it's beautifully shot, don't expect to remember many details as not much is happening. Whatever the film is trying to say, at least it's honest.
One could argue this is a movie about nothing, but I saw it as about so much. The camera perspective is "fly on the wall" with no apparent script. We simply observe teens doing their thing. However, this is hardly boring. I found it to be rather hypnotic.
Ghost-like showcase of youth in AZ. The images are stellar and the rhythm of the movie is hypnotic. The quietness of the narrative is admirable and definitely unique to other quiet "indie" movies. Really not much to hate here, except that the conflict of the movie is barely there and if it went on longer, I would have shot myself. Other than that, very solid effort. I'll be looking forward for more from Tim Sutton.