4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days

In the spirit of the ongoing merriment at Cannes, I decided to update with the trailer of last year’s Palme d’or, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days:

It’s a shocking film, this one. Deceptively simple, too. Sort of a master class in how indie films that want lots of static shots should be done. Because I forced 4:30 upon myself last year while crashing a soci class, I’ve come to really despise unnecessary static shots, and indie films that have no idea how to use silence and static shots to move a story forward.

-end of rant-

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2 responses to “4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days

  1. i would love to read a review of “away from her”, written delicately of course…
    am i the only one visiting this site regularly?!

  2. May I just say (very late) that I completely agree with your rant on indie films and static shots. It is similar to the kind of rage I feel over ‘literary’ books and the use of inappropriate/pointless analogies that serve no purpose to the narrative. (His fingers were dyed red, just like a Malay bride’s. Grrrrr.)

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