Saturday, February 25, 2017
Remembrance (2017) Cinequest 2017
This is a tough one to write up. reading the material I was sent after the fact I find that the promotional material gives little tidbits away. If one is clever one can piece together what exactly is happening. I really don't want to do that since the film was more fun not knowing anything and watching the twists unfold.
I will say this is a killer little film. This is one film.that you can talk about in several different ways without revealing too much...(and not knowing too much is key)
First is the story which is nicely compact. Its a beautifully constructed story that is the perfect length for what it is. I love that everything we need to know about the film is right there in the film. There is no need to expand it. It twists and turns perfectly creating a wonderful sense of suspense.
Secondly the film is beautifully shot. I love how this film about memory has all of these images of things going in reverse. It's beautifully done and it creates the perfect mood. This is clearly the work of someone who really knows how to make a thriller work on all cylinders. I love the sound design. The music and sound effects are spot on.
Actually this is near perfect little thriller. The only bump is early in the film during the one scene where Selena Moreno is on screen as both sisters at a breakfast table. Everything is fine but there is something about the dialog that comes across as a bit awkward. Its no big deal other than it's a hiccup in an otherwise perfect little film.
The film plays Shorts Program 9B on beginning March 8 at Cinequest and is highly recommended.
For tickets and more information go here