23 March 2020 | kosmasp
Growing on you/old?
Abel Ferrara is not a director who makes movies that are easy. I had my issues with movies of his. They are not easy, some will call them art, others boring and/or annoying. Some will call them other things (this has quite a lot of nudity for example). One thing is for sure, this is not aiming to be easy to digest or just plain entertainment.
If you are aware of that and the fact that the movie goes back and forth, not just timeline wise, but also in the mind of the protagonist (hard to explain, but you'll get it). The movie also tries out many things - it is about aging outside while remaining young inside. It is about what we think is real and what actually is. There are many different layers to this and the movie is also about isolation.
So while I'm sure that more will dislike the movie (which is already apparent in the voting/rating) and how I rated it, if you watch this open minded and actualy watch it again - you'll discover a lot of things. I'm sure there is even more there than I did catch.