Sunday, June 25, 2023

MERMAID’S LAMENT (2023) Dances With Films 2023

This is probably the most beautiful film at Dances With Films. It’s a beautiful tale of a therapist who takes on a patient who may or may not be a mermaid. 

Yes I know it’s a version of stories we’ve heard before, however the reality is that the visuals make the story. For me the film pushes things just far enough away from reality that the world can safely operate in its own little world. More importantly the visuals and the other things that work in the film are good enough that we don’t mind the occasional bump or hick up.

Watching a screener of the film for a review my brother came into the room to do something and was so intrigued by the little bit he saw he sat down and joined me in watching the rest of the film. That may not sound like much but it’s a statement of the power of the film's visuals to grab us and pull us along to it’s conclusion. Truthfully I’m hoping that the film eventually makes it’s way near me so I can get the change to see it on a truly big screen and lose myself in it.


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