The Gatekeeper ambient soundtrack was great (think Thursday Afternoon of Brian Eno with a dab of Shuttle358), as were the Chris Watson like field recordings of animals, waves, caves, etc. I liked all the blue and violet filtering of the images. "Each day he [Weird Uncle] becomes more demented but his memories of the past become more vivid." Thought of Chris Marker films while watching but the dream did not engage.
neither as clever or wry as it thinks it is. occasionally clumsy in the way arthouse cinema can be. some of it belongs solely in a gallery. can't help but feel it would be best enjoyed without the ponderous dialogue and elliptical exposition. coulda submerged myself in, and dug this a whole lot more, with just sound/score and images alone.
Hermosas imágenes, hermoso tratamiento de color. Realmente, cada plano está bueno. En cuanto a la peli en sí... y, como que se va al pasto en el minuto 1. Yo en mi caso la acepté así y la vi hasta el final. Me costó, pero no fue imposible. Conclusión: una peli para ser usada de referencia estética Y NADA MÁS, amigos.
I think there must something here, but I lacked the patience to figure it out. I don't require a ton of plot or writing, but I do need something to hold onto. And some of the strange pronouncements and narcotized acting...I'm afraid I giggled a couple of times. This is apparently their first film and there are some striking visual moments. Hopefully I'll be able to make heads or tails out of their next thing.
Said better by others: "a folding and discursive tale—least of all about the construction of a particle accelerator—that flails to make sense of the world (and itself)"...."a disorienting experience, occasionally frustrating but still never less than beguiling"..."a bizarre, gentle, and lyrical meld of sci-fi, incest, and pantheism"...I was reminded at time of Solaris in terms of texture and odd silences.
I can't take this movie seriously, I found it funny when they mentioned that all western looked the same . "your thinking is more lateral than vertical" how Deep.,, when they repeatedly talked about girls who committed suicide,,it was just too forced. I don't like it. When there is a so extensive dialogue I expect it to be at least interesting.
I thought this was going to be better than the other Schmidt entry this month, Friends for Eternity. Like that movie, it's gorgeously shot, but it's pretentious and silly. I bailed at the half hour mark, when a gratuitous incest subplot was introduced. Taboos don't make you edgy.
Made me ask myself again what I actually want from a good movie. To force me to think&make connections yet allowing me to dream&let go with the flow? Could be. Anyway, good trip through humankind issues. And yes, I've felt like an endangered species all the time.