When a person is born, he is weak and flexible. When he dies, he is hard and insensitive. When the tree grows, it gently and flexibly, and when it’s dry and hard, it dies. Hardness and strength are death’s companions. (Andrey Tarkovsky)
The reality of man is inseparable from the surrounding nature. This is evident in past films of Andrei Zvyagintsev. Meditative static shots. Starting to look at the picture visited some of deja vu and suddenly recall the films of Ingmar Bergman and Tarkovsky. I’m sure he was inspired by “Scenes from a marriage” by Bergman and “Andrei Rublev” by Tarkovsky, but he told HIS story with tools that are as old as axis mundi.
Big black tree with fallen leaves and a slit at the base, which looks like something terrible, is dead is, of course, a replica of “family tree”, referring to the explanation of “origins” and “roots” as in many films by Tarkovsky, Zvyagintsev, the film gives us an archetypal image of a tree.
Fatal accident overheard my parents talking. I’m sure that mother of his was not going to give the baby to the orphanage and it becomes obvious already in her growing experience and more persistence to search than the father. In the scene with the morgue yet another confirmation of this. Mutual pent-up resentments bubble to these people and demand an early exit. Her words stemmed from hatred and anger. Quite a common response, our expectations are not met and people are starting to say things to each other, hurt him a lot in the Achilles ‘ heel, just helplessness. I think due to the fact that she was rejected by her mother as an adult was very afraid to show love and partner demanded absolute maternal love. Despite the fact that it is often said that it is not loved her husband, painless marriage where there is nothing valuable to lose, not afraid to spoil the relationship, so I assume somehow they have this relationship ruined and something from each other waiting for? So love was? In Bergman’s “Scenes from a marriage” love, but it is step by step destroyed by hypocrisy and infidelity. This is quite a difficult moment and there’s each person for himself appends to the picture. I don’t like long reviews so I will write about their emotions. I really like this picture, it made me cry from the first minutes and to cry at the end. Strong lasting impression, makes draw attention to THEMSELVES, recalls that a causal relationship has not been canceled. Separately want to mention the cinematography. And among this social drama was very interesting to see the mechanism of the search engines, people with iron eggs, have long buried their limbic system, the speakers silent observers. We “all” understand it, but this is not enough, you need to remember to work on yourself, but it is in the sphere of personal responsibility, which the main characters of the film were unavailable, eaten and devoured by the worm, whose name is “Egoism”.
10 out of 10