So youthful but so grown up, so fragile but so strong, so heavy and tough but so light. That's a balance only the best can ever hope to achieve. Mia & Henry share such a powerful chemistry on screen, like two hands that perfectly fit into each other. It's always touching to see such young actors portray matters such as life and death with such maturity but still with their inherent novelty.
Riverniciando con lo stile indie a lui più congeniale un’atmosfera molto '70's, RESTLESS colpisce innanzitutto per l’originalità dell’intreccio, per il tema non certo facile trattato con una leggerezza che non è mai oltraggiosa, per il feeling che traspare fin da subito fra i due protagonisti. Il dolore è sempre mitigato da una risata, da un sorriso, da uno sguardo timido o impacciato. Uno dei migliori Van Sant.
The idea is so simple yet cliche, but I fall in love with the awkwardness and the insecurities. Those two things were presented subtly and not corny (in my view). The music is genius and guide you with the transitions of the plot. This film is incredibly raw, but the message, atmosphere and the nuances are well delivered (to me).
It is a very nice story, nicely director and with the mood in the right place... So everything is nice but the "but " is inevitable, i cant help wondering if this couldnt be a short film and if it wouldnt mantain the same strength, not that it was boring but it is just a thought...
Great casting (like Gus' films usually have). A nice take on a (now) classic theme in cinema: a love story in which one is terminally ill. Because youth and death are in conflit (or, in other words, they no longer are oposed), when cancer causes a young person to be on the verge of dying (and being forced to face death), this story is an interesting way of looking at death, in a beautiful yet non fetichist way. *
“There’s this kind of songbird that thinks it dies every time the sun goes down. In the morning when it wakes up, it’s totally shocked to still be alive, so it sings this really beautiful song. I’ve sung every morning since I met you.” I forgot how much I loved this movie!