Tuesday, April 29, 2014
In brief:Tomorrow We Disappear (2014) Tribeca 2014
This is a disappointing film best described as a great opening five minutes, a great closing five minutes and 70 minutes in the middle where people hem and haw and yell at each other a great deal about what they should do. Someone at the press screening I attended described the whole film as "it sucks to be poor in India", and he's kind of right.
There is just pain and sorrow for the films running time. I don't mind pain and sorrow but you really have to give me away in, you have to give me people to care about, you have to explain more of their plight, you have to give me something to hang my hat on just not people moaning and yelling at each other.
I don't see the point. I don't know why I should care, other than they directors telling me this maybe the end of a cultural legacy. Give me something more (if nothing else explain the new ban on street performing that has kept them in poverty).
I wanted to like this. I had hoped to know more about the colony and the arts and see why we should care but there is almost nothing.
A major miss despite a game try.