I found Paulina Garcia's performance so interesting, you really don't see her face very often her body language tells or emotes most of her story. great stuff. minus a point for the tired "ice cream truck" music and because coming of age stories are just not my thing.
Digital. Sachs confined himself to the role of a modest narrator of more or less uplifting stories of tenderness and respect for characters, well structured and composed (magnificent Michael Barbieri and Theo Taplitz). Often, in the same frame, there is focus and blur according to the character who speaks, which is an uninteresting practice of film grammar. Anyway, again, far from is admirable first feature film.
It's all very New York, but never in a pretentious way. This is Ira Sachs' third film set in New York City and it's becoming a go-to place for his stories. His last three films all deal with very specific characters of certain class levels going through very specific situations - having them live in New York City only adds more of a metropolitan duress to everything.
A bit more low-key than it probably should have been but another sensitive drama from Ira Sachs. The film is at its best when it hones in on Leonor's uncooperative tenant (Paulina García brilliant yet again) and Tony's rebarbative nature (the acting class scene is a stand-out one) but the resolution is a little rushed and undercooked.
Ira Sachs livre un très beau film d'adieu à l'enfance dans un Brooklyn qui se transforme. Avec beaucoup de subtilité, d'une manière très libre et aérienne, il nous plonge au coeur d'une relation d'apprentissage toujours pudique. Un film qui met en lumière la froide cruauté calculatrice des adultes et la générosité éperdue de l'enfance. Si seulement devenir adulte était de rester enfant !
A fraught, moving domestic drama that explores the complexities of community, class and friendship. The potential of the two main protagonists, friends on the cusp of adolescence with clear intellectual potential and a flair for acting, act as the beating heart of the film as overseers of their parents' conflicts and clashing politics. Well worth a watch.