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
El valor de "Spring" tiene que ver con esa capacidad de generar dos historias y sensaciones distintas y distantes. Por un lado es la historia de amor, menos hábil y apasionada de una caminata de Linklater, mientras por otro es ese secreto de espanto. La mujer imposible que guarda un historial, cuestión que no cercena a su otra historia. Contemos además su introducción, deprimente y sombría. Pinta casi a drama social.