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Film Review: Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine (2020) by Alex Piperno

Film Review: Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine (2020) by Alex Piperno

The Montevideo-based Uruguayan director Alex Piperno has a history of giving his short films very long, enigmatic names and his first feature debut isn’t an exception either. In all its glorious reference to the filmmaker’s favourite verses that standing alone don’t make much sense, their significance becomes crystal clear the moment the last scene unfolds.

Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine won Tagesspiegel Readers’ Award 2020 at Berlinale

Actually, the window boy is more of a “door boy” as he is wandering through his mysterious portal to a completely other environment straight into a calm, soul-soothing bourgeois apartment belonging to a young single woman. This ability will bring the crewman (Daniel Quiroga) desired peace and a sense of security, but it will also jeopardize his job as a sailor on a large cruiser of the coast of Patagonia. Nobody understands how it’s possible that

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