Once again Pereda's images far outweigh his ability to tell a story in this minimalist slow film. The tale of appropriation told could have made for an interesting story but Pereda is more interested in capturing the ennui of time passing for his lead character. Not without merit but not amongst the director's better work.
Wow!I thought that Agelopoulos was shooting in slow motion.This takes it to the next level!For the first 15 mins I thought I was watching a movie about a day of the poor old man's life in real time,like minute by minute.So I was preparing myself to spend the next 24 hours of MY life watching this particular movie.Luckily for me it ended after about 70 mins.Which was regrettable as the movie was not at all forgetable
Rather pretentious in his being vague, elusive, reflexive, as if he was forcing himself into making a sensation to a specific audience. Its one of those calm and silent movies I usually love, where cinema obliterates thought. In this case though, there is something too personal, an allusion to a vision we are not entitled to experience.
In die Kategorie "Slow Cinema" reiht es einer der MUBI Rezensenten ein, zusammen mit Chantal Akermans Film Jeanne Dielman. Lange Einstellungen und Kamerafahrten machen uns zu Beobachtern von Strukturen und fast unmerklichen Bewegungen. Der alte Mann verschwindet in der Zukunft ohne jedweden politischen Kommentar. Hat mich letzten Endes sowohl bezüglich Erzählstruktur und Komposition nicht wirklich überzeugen können.
People should be ashamed of making these films. It’s a complete waste of the time of those who make it and those who watch it. There’s nothing to be gained from enduring this film. Nothing is shown or said. This is a truly pathetic film. The only redeeming value is that you could co-opt some images from it to increase tourism in the region. Images are not enough. This is a complete failure. Cinéma deserves more.
Love how nothing-core style film is maturing to depths unseen previously on the exercise. Not sufficing perfect photo, mega-focused characters, and meditative travelling shots; this gem goes in and out of mind dimensions. Otherworldy, and that ending... a biter!!