A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Massive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream of a great nuclear future. Amidst the apparent atomic prosperity, lies a past that no one wants to remember.
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Beware, version posted here is the broadcast version (55min) not the original 100m version. Short version is disjointed at best and definately feels like we're only getting half the film. Interesting and certainly makes me want to see the full version. Get your act together MUBI.
really boring and natural like how things are and beautiful soundtrack. serious like Lanthimos's films but less put on. beautiful images because it is very sensitive to how things are placed like things, people, what they say, the music... everything given purposively and purposefully and without guile (pink roses behind fan, 2 sunflowers etc) the purposeiveness of how a sentence is said: ("Here are...","This is...")
A brilliantly textual piece weaving together different narrative strands around a small Bulgarian town's mosquito problem. We slowly discover that, like the mosquitos, the town's troubled history is impossible to forget or eradicate; the inhabitants need to learn to live with it as best they can.
A profound film, beautifully made.