I feel pretentious for being as moved by this as I was. But I broke down sobbing in the 3rd act.
I remember everything, so I limit what I see.
Have always been in awe of Antonioni but in a way that mostly left me cold. This one left me crying for days. The world modernizes. Convictions dissolve. Friends die. Love evaporates. Goes without saying that Antonioni is a master of composition, but this is some of his most striking framing (and some of the most incredible lighting I’ve ever seen in a black and white film). The perfect equilibrium point between style and substance.
Emotional terrorism >> La Notte Ending
One of the best depictions of how quiet grief can be. Every frame is beautiful and haunting. Oddly have seen a lot of Juliette Binoche recently and she conveys so much with every microexpression. She is so nuanced and alive, even in the character’s most emotionally catatonic moments.
You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.
Technically neurotic and hyper real looking, which at first was disorienting but by the end I kind of loved? Pairs perfectly with the the focus (of the film and the characters) on modernity and technology. Tonally unlike anything else I’ve seen from him, less sinister than it is romantic and Seo-rae subverts the expectation of the femme fatale with something more sympathetic (unless I am just insane). Also quite funny. The ending is one of the most visually stunning scenes I’ve come across in a while. Need what these two have <3
Went into this thinking it was a straightforward drama, which was actually the ideal viewing experience. Disorienting and funny and melancholy. I’m terms of framing, the use of reflections / refractions, the way the light fades throughout the day, probably one of the most beautiful looking films I’ve seen in a while