The scenes were theatrical rather than cinematic. Yet, it became clear in the end that the director did it on purpose, maybe to reflect the views of the three characters on life and death. The final scenes were more "realistic" exempted from the death wishes of the young characters and maybe also from their "artificial" views.
This is visual poetry, surreal at times, a dreamy experience; the 15 minutes format is probably the sweet spot, and surprisingly well sums up the attitudes and choices some people face-in life and death. The film pretty much hits the essence of the topic, great music by Tangerine Dream. I loved it!
I'm unquestionably Yann Gonzalez's target audience, and I love this like I love his other films. Unfolds like the lovechild of Cocteau's Orpheus & something John Hughes, set somewhere up the beach from Fassbinder's Brest... And somewhere in the fantastical Brechtian artifice & theatre is something like: a reclamation of our angst. Freed from self-indulgent emo posturing. Acknowledged, as valid response to this world.
Des ados, en quête de vérité(s), de réponses, de recherche d'identité sexuelle ou amoureuse, se cherchent, se croisent, se confrontent se consomment. Une jolie & originale combinaison de théâtre et de poésie. === Teens, in search of truth(s), answers, sexual identity, cross & love each other, seek, confront & consume themselves. A pretty & original combination of theater and poetry. 2,5/5
Mouais mouais mouais... Du côté positif : le propos ne manque pas d'intérêt, certaines images non plus, et la musique de Tangerine Dream est plutôt bienvenue. Mais pourquoi ce surjeu dans la théâtralité, qui devient vite assommant ? Pourquoi ces phrases d'un classicisme ampoulé ? Comme si le réalisateur voulait absolument garder le spectateur à l'extérieur du problème... N'est pas Leos Carax qui veut, à coup sûr !
A philosophically relevant short film. Not only a glance into the human afflictions (narrowing into three individuals views, but still quite common ones), but also a different approach on the relationship of death and who seeks it (welcoming and warm - as they desired it, in the end, to be). Btw, I didn't think it was a pretentious movie at all. I think it proposed to do smtg and I think it did nicely!