31 December 2018 | alexanderhanno
An intimate, supernatural twist on a familiar theme
At the outset, "Love All You Have Left" resembles a number of familiar stories (namely "Rabbit Hole") that depict a couple grappling with the recent death of their child and for a moment, it seems as if it will follow the same (albeit moving and tragic) plot we've seen before. However, Matt Sivertson's film ultimately subverts expectation and instead incorporates a supernatural (though not eerie) element, similar in vibe to the recent "A Ghost Story", that is quite welcome and full of intrigue. This twist coupled with some nice and very intentional framing creates a unique lens through which to examine the crushing pain a parent faces when their child leaves this world too soon. An intimate piece worth learning from.