As is tradition, I'm compiling a list of albums released this year that I enjoyed listening to on Spotify over the past months. One of them is "Seascapes" by @janeantoniacornish.
The Farewell is a personal story. Not only because the director has experienced it so, but because the script is written so that everyone can find in it. The generous, loving and understanding grandmother is impressively portrayed here. But the relationship between Billie and her Nai Nai still has room for improvement. From a cinematic point of view, it is a very limited film that only floats in the depiction of family chaos. But it has the heart in the right place.
They are the simplest cinematic means by which the concept of the family is explored. Every figure has their little quirks and feelings are quickly spoken out. The focus is on the dialogues, and if some of them are not completely emotionally involved, the music will definitely help. There are these big moments when you can hear a loud sob in the cinema - if you do not make it yourself.
The lie about the illness of the grandmother causes Billi for a quiet suffering. It accumulates rather slowly until the final. In the typical family conflicts that are inevitable when you spend too much time together, Billi sticks out. A contentious issue in the Wang family is of course America. It's an omnipresent subject in the movie. Above all, visitors see a changing China.
The Farewell has its highlights in these little moments. In one scene, the entire family visits the deceased grandfather in the cemetery. With many fresh offerings and numerous bows, the situation seems to quickly turn into comedy. But because nobody looks out except the viewer, Billi shows her deep sadness. Later she explains in a monologue how she missed the death of her grandfather. Not able to say goodbye to him for exactly the same reasons why the Wang family now lies to Nai Nai.
There is so much about the Chinese culture in this film that you do not notice everything as an outsider. But what you do notice are the few jokes, the solid acting and a lot of idleness in the preparations of the wedding. The Farewell is a movie whose big emotional moments stand alone.
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Just two films in Jordan Peele has instantly earned a seat amongst the best film makers of all time. As an auteur director Peele crafts genre films to perfection and I really hope he sticks with horror for at least a few more films.
Get Out, Peele’s 2017 directorial debut, is a masterpiece, perfect from start to finish - I literally cannot fault anything about it, and Us is damn close.
I don’t want to mention much about the story or plot because it’s so nice to watch the film unravel with fresh eyes.
Just like Get Out, Us is a very deep film with a lot to say and you’ll want to talk to someone about it.
Rewatching is a very different experience and so much fun, seeing everything again whilst knowing so much more just shows you how well crafted Us is.
Lastly, Michael Abel’s score is yet again fantastic. It’s so creepy and in such an unusual way. He uses choral vocals that make me think of Ghost in the Shell and his reworking of ‘I Got Five On It’ is enough to make you want to run and turn all your lights on.
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther & Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Winston Duke (Black Panther & Avengers Endgame), Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex & Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale & The Square). Written and directed by Jordan Peele (Get Out)
Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis (Split & It Follows)
Music composed by Michael Abels (Get Out & See You Yesterday)
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La Vérité (106', 2019, France/Japan)
As a famous actress, Fabienne is accustomed to being admired and served. She has just published her memoirs and is being visited by her daughter Lumir, who has arrived from New York with her husband and child. Of course, she is not surprised that everything in her parental home is still about her obstinate mother. When Lumir begins to read her book, she realizes that it is full of untruths and omissions - but Fabienne has no time for explanations. But gradually, between dinner and movie shoots in the studio, everything begins to unload, something that has remained unspoken in recent decades between mother, daughter and all other family members. The beginning is good, with a set up well paced and a bit off. Once it has passed, it flounders a bit. With The Truth, I do not find myself in unknown territory, if you are an amateur of the Japanese filmmaker in any case. However, the movie is a lot funnier than its previous ones.
Be that as it may, Kore-eda has taken a new course in her career after taking risks. Changes of language, environment, collaborators, it's not nothing. This is a risk taken up brilliantly by the golden web.
With subtle humor, Japanese master director Hirokazu Kore-eda stages a glorious bittersweet drama starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke. The film opened this year the Venice Film Festival. In short, as usual, his works are moments of joy, I ask for more.
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