Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Life in a Day 2020 (2021) Sundance 2021

 Kevin Macdonald fashions a look at one day across the globe based upon the short clips sent in to him. From birth to death it's all here as we watch life happen on July 25,2020.

I can't really critique this film subjectively. There is simply so much material here from the birth of several children, people protesting, children reading, road trips, last rites, parties and anything you can think of that there is something here for everyone. The question is how you take to the arrangement of things. I loved some bits I didn't like others, which I suspect will be your reaction as well.

What I did like about the film is that where many films made up of material from cellphones and other home video equipment only looks small, most if not all of the footage would look spectacular on the big screen. Half way into the film, during some sequence with drone footage all I could do was curse out Covid for preventing me from seeing the film on a big screen.

IS it worth seeing?

Oh hell yea. I can't wait to see this again away from Sundance where I can just take in the images and discuss them them friends and family. Honestly I wanted to stop and rewatch several sequences repeatedly, something I couldn't do the first time through simply because I had to get on to the next festival film.


The film will hits YouTube on February 6th

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