Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Brief thoughts on Properties of Metal (2023) Berlin 2023

An American scientist goes to a small village where a young man who can bend metal lives. The pair become friends as the young man slowly comes of age.

Lyrical coming of age film about life in a small Italian town is a sweet little film. Its full of nice characters and a sense of a life that’s lived. It’s so nice on it’s own terms that I’m not sure it needs the McGuffin of the metal bending. While it is there as reason to bring in the scientist( surrogate father) and serves to set up thematic elements the film doesn’t need it.

What a real joy.


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