3.7 stars. I was a Vonnegut fan-boy as a kid. As an adult I still love him but also think you have to be very careful with allegorising material reality. 'Isle of Flowers' is the closest I've seen to capturing Vonnegut on film (specif. 'Breakfast of Champions'). It is a clever film and a sad film and maybe even a wise film but don't mistake it for an activist film. 'IoF' is v. enjoyable but possibly shouldn't be.
Sous couvert d'humour distancié et de leitmotiv pseudo-scientifique, un efficace et virulent court métrage qui dénonce avec force et détermination toute l'absurdité de notre monde... www.cinefiches.com
The critique is very good, with an enjoyable ironic and humorous tone. However, it oversimplifies dense concepts and events, specially on economics and history. Also, apparently it was misleading in what was really happening on the isle, and that being the case, fictional names should've been used, to make it clear that this is a representation of the problem of human consumption and not a report on a specific case.
selfish/inconsequent. it's very important to see what the movie caused to the inhabitants of the isle, who became forever stigmatized by the neglect of the filmmakers. here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch-LIsnG9Wc
they could have made it better
A pointlessly thorough examination of one of the plights that humans experience, even in modern civilization, doesn't exactly make for an exceptional or noteworthy film, as it is portrayed by random people on the internet. This is tedious information one would likely learn in high school, which could have been better spent producing a good documentary. The whole thing is like an unfunny buildup for a plot twist!