13 May 2020 | Lynchian696
A Surreal Adult Fairy Tale! Blends Pippi Longstocking with Daisies!
With a sweet and original introduction to what would be a surreal colourful film journey through the story of Pepperminta and its different stages as we thoroughly explore her personality, her journey and her friends. Werwen, a chubby, timid youth, and Edna, who talks to tulips, join hands to rebel against the system. Pepperminta is a children's film for adults, I can say that cinematography is virtuoso staged, with strong color dramaturgy from the camera angles to the special techniques it uses, both abstract and simply creative, it seems to me something unique that captures me a lot about this film. Sometimes to classical music, sometimes to church bells. Whether all of this says a lot can be doubted, but Pipilotti Rist puts enough stimulating themes in her debut film to give it a claim. And that in addition to aesthetically stages nudity, the color excesses - which I'm also into. Pipilotti Rist loves playing with contrasts (art / trash, pretense / grubby etc.) and I am glad that I can gain something from both sides of her work and, like here, that the fusion of the two enhances each other.
Pepperminta just looks good, the colors, the camera and how everything is cut. You just notice that Pipilotti Rist had a vision, which she implemented here. Pepperminta is like a cross between characters from films such as Poppy from Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Liegh), Maries from Daisies (Vera Chytilová), Eunince from Butterfly Kiss (Michael Winterbottom), Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) and Honey Whitlock from Cecil B Demented (John Waters). It is beautiful, dark, bizarre, and dreamy film! My favorite place to be!