(3.5 stars) Intriguing short, almost documentary in style. Sets up a bit of dread and then slowly builds it through what seems like a pleasant family outing. Very smartly done.
The ending is mysterious and mystical.
Kinda loved this film.
Wow, opinions are all over the place on this film. Some people loved it and some of you hated it. It just goes to show how different people can be. For me, this is about how the film makes you feel, more than what is says. I don't always pay attention to what people are saying, anyway.
Étrange, énigmatique, mais court et le mélange de genres permet un court voyage dans un tas d'endroit dans un tout petit laps de temps.
Hélène et Nina son particulièrement attachants comme personnages.
Interesting fly on the wall perspective into both the world of children and femininity, which my eyes don't often get to see. By the way---the manner in which the cast is listed and portrayed is brilliant!
Shalimar Preuss' Strange Says the Angel is a family story told through the point of view of 7-year-old Nina. There is a strange kind of purity in Nina, that is beautiful and makes you long for her. Her kid like fantasies to be her father's lover and her aunt's daughter are more sorrowful than just funny. The film has a inclination towards nature and a few shots reminded me of Ryan Gosling's Lost River.