Thursday 20 September 2012

Love is made of things

Love is finishing its run at the moment. If you enjoyed 2001: A Space Odyssey and Moon, and thought that a combination of the two might be right up your alley, then this movie is for you. This isn't to say that there isn't anything for anyone else, or that that is all there is to the film. It definitely brings something new to the party, but its heritage is clear.

I'm not bringing this up as points against it. Films are like other films. This film shares a few style-things and theme-things with those films, but this film also has its own things. Things that make it distinct. Things that encourage you to participate more in the audience interpretation schtick that art likes to lord over more straight forward narratives.

I managed to see it for free. So, I don't know how I might be feeling about it if I had dropped $16.50 for the privilege, but Love is a beautifully shot, character driven, sci-fi art film with classic pacing that occasionally priortises art over clarity.

I also like the soundtrack, which is a thing that The Lion King has.

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