August 5, 2012 by Me and My Monkeys
Despite – or perhaps because of – the dreary themes of depression and relapse, it’s hard not to feel complicit in Anders’ empty-eyed detachment and disenchantment.
Just like most humans at a low ebb, the glimmers of hope for Anders are absorbed by failures, regrets and dead-ends. We are partners on his tight-rope, sharing his frustrations and viewing the world through his disconnected voyeuristic lens.
The acting is understated and elegant; the story well crafted with the tempo of a python squeeze.
In Oslo, 31. August, Joachim Trier show us the fine lines between despairs, oblivions and enlightenments.
Recommended? Yes, if you like a film that leaves you pensive and sad.
Out of 10? 8
My monkeys suggest:
- Don’t take it too seriously. Then do.