Beautifully shot in forced-perspective, a young girl tries to make sense of the slow dissolution of her parents relationship during a long road trip, forcing the audience to ask the same questions. The small vignettes of childhood, games played, boredom and frustration all play out with a resonant truth. The pacing and plotting however prove frustrating and detract from an otherwise strong piece. 2.5 stars
This whole film is very close to an experience of a family trip... I felt almost a passenger and getting to know the family members. Very well executed, and I appreciate this idea. Beautiful, interesting setting (Chilean countryside?). Very interestingly, the perspective changes from the children point of view, to the parents during the trip. Very good!
Not a great film, but still pretty good. The framing is pleasantly stylized- specifically the use of family estate cars front/rear window:like a frame within a frame (personally it could have been more creative). I liked the way the director disclosed little of sub-plots of the story ( as it is for children on the outside)- audience is free to connect the dots. The final frame also gives us time for reflection.
Bu dört kişinin otomobille yapmış olduğu yolculuğa odaklanıyoruz. Yolculuk Şili'nin Başkenti Santiago'dan başlıyor, Şilinin Kuzeyine doğru sürüyor. Yıpranmış aile ilişkilerini çok az söze yer bırakacak şekilde açığa çıkaran bir filmde, anne - baba arasındaki gerginliği ile bu durumun çocukların bakışına etkilerini görüyoruz. Genç yönetmenin başarılı ilk filmini kesinlikle öneriyorum.
Una película sobre la madurez, a propósito de la intimidad de una pareja matrimonial en plena crisis contemplada por una niña. "De jueves a domingo" es un paseo familiar durante un fin de semana, uno que se presenta como un cuadro venturoso, pero que poco a poco va generando un quiebre. Algo no está funcionando. Cementerios por la carretera, disparos al aire, encuentros y tragedias inesperadas. Un fin se aproxima.
The awkwardness of being the old enough to be aware child in a dissolving marriage is presented well and the still camera shots are interesting and the scenery beautiful. But, in the end, the film dragged a bit.
Would have been five stars but the miniscule subtitles made following the story very difficult for my poor aged eyes, I love south American cinema though. I liked the journey we where taken on, it felt like I'd had a little road trip this evening.,
It felt like a long and boring car trip when I was a child, which looks like a long and boring car trip in the eyes of a child, which becomes a long and boring car trip for the people who watch this representation, some good in-betweens though.