A haunting documentary about the pains of growing up male. It explores the inner and outer cruelties that boys perpetrate and endure. The film provokes the viewer to reflect on how our society can deprive boys of wholeness.
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Found footage? Wow. What a brilliant piece of cinema. There is a short clip that shows a piece of film being clipped with scissors and it's probably a clue that I missed. There's some influence in the tone of 90's 3rd wave of feminism. And this makes it much more interesting since there hasn't been much reflection of males about males until the recent negative one of masculinism, which usually is just anti-feminism.
A beautifully put together essay on "being a male". It's quite surprising how deep this film manages to dig into the psychological side of being conditioned by society - the society that tells you to "be a man". I enjoyed the visual side, the 20 minutes format seems to work very well, it's definitely worth spending the time.
Male upbringing and gender conformity as horror story? Sounds about right. Rosenblatt's control of his found footage and ability to re-envision prepubescent masculinity is in turns traumatic and, as someone who went through it, kind of cathartic. The movie generates a coiled tension and only releases it in the credits, with the beautiful strings and Rosenblatt's dedication 'For My Brothers', which took my breath away
In just four minutes I was glued to the screen. Editing, sound design, footage choice are all masterful. A bit of irone here, a bit of insight there. The boy with a camera was a smart touch. I higly recommend this short, both to boys and to girls.
The beautiful and hard biography / confession of a serial killer using his camera for a gun. Enacted with beautiful imagery and sounds - honest, almost devastating.
The end and its transition to the beginning of "Human Remains" is marvelously suggested by a breath. It yells 'destroyed youth' and implies the suicide of a dictator, when the fire came to close.