Imposing camera angles, long shots that are entertaining to watch and actors that seem like ordinary people - all of this indicates an art film. Nevertheless, it's surprisingly accessible and dynamic with the plot that goes in unexpected directions. But, somewhere in the middle, it looses it course and there's no more story to tell; only pointless dialogues. And that becomes challenging to sit through.
Whoa! What the f*ck did just saw? Honestly, I had no idea about how to describe this movie. At first, SPRING seems like a family drama movie. About a man who just lost his mother and had a problem in his work. A few minutes later, SPRING turned into a romance. It began to feels like BEFORE TRILOGY. About a couple who talked about everything. Then, SPRING turned again into a supernatural horror movie. What the f*ck?
Um filme super original com um tom quase que único. O filme é dificil de descrever pois mistura elementos de vários géneros e rompe com as expectativas da sua própria narrativa. A cinematografia e a banda sonora são fantásticas e Lou Taylor Pucci dá uma excelente performance no papel do protagonista.
Even in its more nonsense and horror/fantasy moments, it had a lot more potential if it didn't try so hard to explain those in a logical way. The Italian landscapes are breathtaking, but it also had me paying particular attention to all the bugs and dead animals that occasionally had their spotlight in the film. The last 40-50 minutes were a mess, it became a way too cheesy love story with a non desired happy ending.
This is filled with ups and downs. Visually, it's an amazing postcard of the Italian coast... Damn I'm wishing so badly to go there someday. All the bugs and somewhat macabre frames were nice too. But then the monster story got weak because they tried to explain it and provide some sort of scientific justification to something that should have remained a mystery. Also... killing men is OK, but kitties and bunnies?!
The film takes great pains to draw a roundabout metaphor from its horror elements back to the idea of love, and back, therefore, to a simple romance. It's as a romance that I think the film ultimately fail. Hindered by two game but ultimately flat performances, there's no real chemistry between the two leads. My suspicion is that the long flirtation scenes read well on the page but they don't come to life on screen.
Spring feels like a hybrid of a romance and a travelogue with the tiniest bit of monster flick mixed in for good measure. There are moments of fresh, truthful dialogue and an attempt to examine the perception of identity which play quite well. The visual aesthetic is a bit raw and feels at odds at times with the storytelling but overall it all feels quite fresh. 3 stars