Thursday, 6 May 2010

Helen

Rare Irish arthouse film. This one tells the story of a girl who disappears and the impact this has on her friends. Another girl is used in a reenactment and slowly becomes the first girl. You don't need to be a film buff to realise that this is Antonioni territory. Parks, long takes, stilted dialogue, trees, architecture, and a cold observational style. Still, impressive filmmaking but the acting is really bad. Also, too much editing too for all those fancy camera moves! Yet another Irish movie that needed two directors.

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