Familiar content (estrangement, displacement) (note, I haven't seen his last 2 previous) in Utopia. Unexpected dialogue began to paint a caricature of his previous work- but- as it melted to existential throw-down (father/ daughter), I was trapped into the psyche of these people (all of them)-- and it flowered. It's no Koridorius, but I was pleasantly surprised. I'm glad I didn't listen to the other kids talking shit
PC. What made sense to some of Bartas' previous films -of whom i had not seen anything for a long time- was the combination between the characters gaze and that of the camera before them, within a lasting time and silence that created structure. There's nothing here but a residual memory of these glimpses, subjected to a most trivial decoupage and to several common places. As a drunken character says, "Bah bah bah".
Nature’s shroud keeps cradling all sorts (sigh) of maladies, like an archetype, The good directive, an unproblematic oblige. This romantic idea, this lovely Gaia it’s the worst kind of oppression. Monarchs made up this devotion, assigning to it a cosmic, unalterable order.
Feeling that existential dread? It's because you're letting your mind wander. You need to keep it busy with Content. You don't need to distinguish between what's real and what isn't. It's all just stories. Stay busy, and therefore content.