Loved the film. Capturing life as it happens, and letting Sara's questioning unfold without imposing any agenda, from the side of the director. Tensions between her belief system and the need to understand life beyond such boundaries are subtle, yet extremely powerful
Roberto Minervini directs this Honest, beautiful film. The realism and heart within the cast draws you in to their world. Sara a young christian girl is doing her best while finding herself along the way.
2,5 / Stop the Pounding Heart resiste per forma, in fin dei conti, solamente nel fragile lirismo effuso dall'idillico ambiente che lo sospende: http://visionesospesa.blogspot.it/2015/01/stop-pounding-heart.html
SFIFF "14 Not exactly a documentary, really an ethnographic film centering mostly on a couple of teenagers, but also a whole community of Christian fundamentalists/ goat farmers/ rodeo bull riders in East Texas. Very good photography, and parts of it are really sweet, but a bit too much praying and it kinda gets a bit dull towards the end. Maybe you will like it if you dig Christian spirituality or romanticize Texas
Ultimately this film is dodgy, in the sense that it so artfully blurs the line between documentary and fiction that one is inevitably distracted from the ghastliness of these gun-toting fundamentalists who happily employ their children as unpaid farmhands by the charming Romeo and Juliet aspect. Reading interviews with the director, he is clearly too excited about mingling with such "interesting" folks.
sometimes you can observe people's unhappiness when they perform their daily work,. everything that she could live was in this small town predetermined,that explains why she bored.Also it is so natural as much as possible...
Thoughtful portrayal of life on a Texan goat farm. No discernible plot or script and long periods of silence punctuated by moo-ing, bleating and barking. About 30 minutes too long for my taste. In the final analysis, nothing happens.