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Plot: Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier. Memories real and imagined fill the gaps between miniDV footage as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t.
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Dull, dull, dull
I really don’t understand the unanimity of the reviews for this film. Yes, the film is about memories, holidays and nostalgia… but are these feelings enough to make a great film, or a a great script? Unfortunately, the script is empty. The first reason is that the characters are not engaging, we don’t know them, nothing is done to know them better, so it’s not easy to identify with them or understand their journey and what they went through. Frankie Cario makes a great job, but her character is ordinary, there’s nothing extraordinary on the paper. Paul Mescal is OK, probably too young for the role, and suffers an unclear character who lacks writing.
For instance, LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED (Susanne Bier) kind of deal with these topics, and the characters are very subtle, deep and engaging. This is not the case here.
You can’t see what’s the direction of this film, what these characters have been through and what they’re looking for, which is frustrating. There’s never a revelation, or at least subtle indications to give a direction to the film or influence our thinking. Even the present day is unclear, we know nothing about the woman’s present situation.
The script is inspired by the filmmaker’s own journey or memory, which is, of course, respectful. But the only (major !) problem is that filmmakers tend to think that their own life is worth to tell a story and make a movie. Well, we all went through things and we all lived dramatic, or traumatic events, and have memories of these events and of our past. There’s nothing extraordinary in this script, what the filmmaker probably thought was extraordinary is, actually, ordinary. There’s nothing fresh, original nor modern, nor even in the way it’s filmed. It’s dull.
An ordinary, slow, boring film in which nothing happens. One would have preferred watching personal footage from his own DV camera.
A moving film about a girl reminiscing on a holiday to Turkey taken with her estranged father 20 years prior. The use of music is terrific, the two central performances are very touchingly delivered (Paul Mescal and the young Frankie Corio). It is one of the films of 2022. The fact this is Charlotte Wells’ debut feature is nothing more than astonishing. She delivers massive assurance and confidence in direction, which pushes the narrative forward very tenderly as the girl (Sophie) tries to reconcile her relationship with her father Callum in two separate timelines.
Along the way we are given snippets of her father’s troubles. Wells’ very cleverly weaves in a subtext that works to a crescendo in the last 10 minutes which includes one of the most brilliant transition shots in recent cinema (not hyperbole, it really is brilliant). The viewer is invited to join the dots on what has happened between the two timelines and there are several clues that help.
Wells’ debut has a familiarity with the work of fellow Scottish director Lynne Ramsay, and in particular her film ‘Morvern Callar’. This feels lie the birth of another great director.
Original Language en
Director Charlotte Wells
Writer Charlotte Wells
Actors Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards 4 wins & 4 nominations
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