i loved the images, and the sound, and in the beginning it sounded like it could also become interesting in terms of philosophy, but that kind of went downhill and a bit too cliché i felt. even though that may also be expected, i did really like the last scene with someone's grand-ma-
Peter Mettler a vraiment un style à part, et son approche très visuelle de la narration documentaire montre ici toute sa force. Ou comment faire d'un docu sur le temps une expérience tour à tour psychédélique, abstraite et méditative de celui-ci. Tous les témoignages ne sont pas d'un grand intérêt, mais voilà un film qui comporte son lot de scènes inoubliables. Superbe.
A meditation on the omnipresent yet elusive nature of time. I really enjoyed how it managed to combine all the different locations and various people from scientists to a buddhist monk. The perception and meaning of time is approached from very different angles, and they all seem to merge and coexist thanks to the cinematography that is beautiful and truly poetic at times. The music is quite good too!
Dispersive. Yeah, it gives you time to think but not because of the movie... despite the movie. What Werner Herzog achives with, say, Cave of Forgotten Dreams is far more than that and with far less material. A lot of beautiful images, okay, but you can also find them on Discovery Channel. I don't want to sound too harsh now, it's a good movie after all. Just too ambitious.
Mettler's essayistic approach focuses on different ways (documentary narration, visuals) to make the flow of time experiencable. There are some very strong moments in his cinematography, but there are also some banalities in the recorded monologues and in the musical background.