Tuesday, June 6, 2017
A pointer toward IMITATION GIRL (2017) Dances with Films 2017
The film is the the dual story of an alien who comes to earth and takes the form of the woman on the front of a magazine it comes in contact with and the actual woman who lives in New York and has to deal with her life not being what she'd like as it spins out of control. Over the course of the films the two women come together.
Technically top notch the film looks and sounds truly amazing. The soundscape and visuals of the film create a unique head space that completely enhances the performances and the script. Several times during the film I audibly "wowed" at the beauty of the image and the finale simply kicked it to the curb in coolness.
Additionally the performances by Lauren Ashley Carter are some of the best I've seen all year. There is a wonderful modulation that keeps both her roles unique and yet similar. Its a performance that should lift her up in the eyes of anyone who see it.
And despite being able to sing the film's praises the film never connected with me. Please do not see that as something bad, it is purely something on my end. The fact that the film as a whole didn't work for me doesn't prevent me from recognizing it for what it is, a stunning piece of inde science fiction and drama on the order of things like THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, which also does absolutely nothing for me but which I know is a great film.
Highly recommended for anyone looking for a heady piece of science fiction.