15 October 2016 | teodoromedeiros
A drama both light and heavy with 2 wonderful performances!
The story revolves around the 2 twins which are local stars both in feasts and the local, ex-catholic community (the director himself says this strange priest is an ex-priest, so...). Daisy wants to be free; Viola is very afraid of what such future will be.. the real reason to watch the movie is these first timers performances: they are just about perfect, either in the more intense scenes (perfect) or the more banal ones; they bring it home.
-The drama is not overplayed;
-the scenes are not cheap shots to the audience's emotions;
-the characters are conflicted, rich, not one dimensional;
-the message is not too obvious and may be read in many metaphorical ways;
-the direction is smart but not too artsy or headache inducing;
-yes there is beauty in the images (a throwback to some of Fellini's work);
-this is a movie probably suited for people over 13 (some sexual content, nothing serious);
-this could have been nominated for best non English language movie Oscar, but they went with "Fuocoammare", the politically correct movie on refugees (Sorrentino criticized this openly in Italy); -you owe it to yourself to watch this and avoid the crap they pass for cinema these days (give me another remake Hollywood, please!).
10 stars and I guarantee I am not close to anyone in the movie: I just had to write a review (my first here, after many years as a member) since there was none.
Go see it, for the sake of cinema that moves forward...
P.S.(edit): I am not sure why they would put the warning "this review may contain spoilers" on my review but I guess they just did it anyway...