This was such a terrific film. I loved all stories and I loved the melancholic tone in which small towns were portrayed. Perfectly describes how every relationship, even the one least important to us, can be complex. And how people, many times unintentionally, can bring sorrow and disappointment to others.
PC. Made from short stories, the film adopts this structure, which implies a perception of incompleteness or draft in its structure. The filmmaker is an exception to the rule of current North-American cinema (if she filmed in the 1970s, she would be a kind of Martin Ritt or Pollack), filming adult stories rigorously framed with a strong awareness of film's space and time. It turns out that...
The distinct cinematic voice of director Kelly Reichardt is well represented by her latest work; an adaptation of some short stories by Maile Meloy. Reichardt's skill in capturing the inner voice of her characters in a moving and emphatic way makes for an unique (if somewhat dry) viewing experience that offers exceptional performances and strong cinematography by Christopher Blauveit capturing the Montana setting.
I bristle at facile comments that write off Reichardt as a minimalist auteur, as if a paucity of rapid movement or extremes creates a vacuum. Every moment -- whether quiet, funny or awkward -- is so brimming with motivations, choices, reactions, and reflections that even the things we don't see are imbued with the weight of existence. For a film so "minimal", it lingers with permanence.
Pockets of silence line the lives of people who have nothing to say to each other yet still profoundly affect each other's lives, sharing little more than mutual separation and an interval of love. Felt cleaved by a universal loneliness after watching this, even though Reichardt is expert at letting the local speak through its silences, each landscape offering only the opacity of its sublimity.
Crítica: http://claretjaume.wixsite.com/jaumeclaretmuxart/copia-de-lo-tuyo-y-tu "...Su intimista mirada es serena, precisa, tranquila, hermosa, contenida, pero sobre todo fina" "...La prestigiosa directora expone estas historias con una sutileza admirable, sin conocer el pasado de las protagonistas, sin interesarse por el futuro o dejandolo vivo, narrando en un pequeño espacio en el tiempo."