Saturday, June 12, 2021

Ascension (2021) Tribeca 2021

One the truly great films of this year's Tribeca is a look at class and employment in China. Starting at the bottom of the pile with people looking for jobs the film wanders through society  working up post the laborers, the factory workers on to the middle class salesman and shop keeper up to the mega wealthy who play golf and eat in mansions. 

Told via observational photography the film is a series of beautiful sequences that not only delight the eye but tickle intellect. All hail director Jessica Kingdon who has assembled a masterpiece  that makes us realize, really realize between the haves and the have nots.

You will have to forgive the brevity of this review. While the film is one of the best you will see all year, it is a film you need to experience rather than read about. The film's power is in the collection of images and how we react to them. Its film I need to discuss with you after you see it since how we react to it and how I react to t will fuel deep discussions.

One of the best films of Tribeca 2021 and possibly of the year as well.

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