This film is a trip. It’s a film that reminds me why I love a well told story.
Bernie Langille is named after his grandfather. His namesake died 15 years before he was born. One day he went to lay a poppy on his grandfather’s grave. The trouble was that his grandfather’s grave wasn’t where he thought it should be. This sends Bernie on a quest to untangle what happened to grandfather all those years ago.
This is a hell of a story. It’s a story shrouded in in shifting memory and the cover stories that you tell children. It’s a story that doesn’t go where you think and as a result becomes one of those great films where you lean in to. You want to know how this is going to play out. I was hooked from the start and just hung up on two people who called me during the screening.
I want to much to tell you about the film, but I don’t want to spoil the twists.
I will say that I love how they used dioramas instead of actor recreations. It gives the film a unique look that makes it so much more special.