I never have read the book, so I can only review this as a movie alone. For me, this is not a movie about a famous actress, it's about child abuse. The marketing campaign made it seem as a comedy - it is not. It's a drama, with a great pacing and is moving. It made me feel for the secondary character (the kid) who occupies a bigger role against the protagonist which is the villain - I never felt…
I just wish this film had more "space" for Cloe as a character, to actually connect with her more and her connection with the family, and watch her change as well. Because of that, it feels as a instant-movie, a story stuck in that instant, limited time. On the other hand, it's a sensible metaphore for society, where woman like Cloe are mostly invisible and forgotten, and everything else is more appealing, as the life of the rich, beautiful cars…
Beautiful natural photography and amazing idea.
It's not only the one single-shot made during a real eclipse, but also the naturalistic performance of the couple playing together, her doubts and finally the panic of not knowing if the person we love is alive or dead... that makes this short so unique. It makes think about as far are we willing to go for the things we believe, the willing of being part of something beyond ourselves and engaging in something cosmic and magical.
"The universe is talking to us."