Following the suicide of a friend, Rosenblatt uses archival footage to explore depression and mortality, treating what many consider a clinical subject into a richly resonant, multilayered and meditative one.
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We all connect through this film. It hits us emotionally,makes us forget the walls we build to protect our way of living,our ego. But we did not choose the way we live, we were born in one system. Stepping out of life rather stands for stepping out of society. Makes the ones who stay behind feel pretty uncomfortable, maybe even jealous. We know we'll have to change things in this life,but what courage that takes!
I think this time Rosenblatt gave one step further. Cinematic language -montage, mainly- conducts the film, rather than the semantics of each frame. I also think that this film grasps some key aspects of suicide, which are related to the complexity of human mind. Science can say a lot about it. Emotions, massive emotions that can be explained at some point because they have patterns, something like soft rules.
Been postponing watching this. It hits right where it should. Honest portrayal of suicide. Thought of sending it to a dear friend but then I remembered she's no longer here. I should have seen it coming. There's no seeing. It's here. Inspired me to dig deeper into archives of trauma.