An extremely beautiful and meditative, with very few dialogues and a lot of long shots depicting the ocean. It spite of the absence of a complicated plot, it plunges you into a long, continuous journey across the ocean, and makes it feel very realistic. I think, this film is a complete opposite of our hyperactive, always-on-a-hurry urban life, and that's what makes it especially beautiful and worth experiencing.
Drift is a decent movie showing a film that unmasks a mystery of a young girl that finds here self on a journey across the Atlantic. The movie is a slow build up which actually makes the movie good because you get a good idea of all the characters in the film before the story takes place. now this movie could've been articulated a little better but for the most part the movie was well done i would recommend it.
"Il mare è un nastro viola che si arrotola e si srotola senza fine. È alternanza di lame di luce e non meditazione né raccoglimento ma accoglimento. Si può variare questo sguardo, che oltrepassa la visione distinta. Prima mare, strisce viola; poi lame, poi righe di luce. A occhi chiusi, fuochi fatui. Riconoscere la necessità, non soltanto l'esistenza, di queste diverse visioni."
A whispered thesis about the aesthetics of Man's relation to Nature. A bit naive in its reducing the third term - Society - to a dyad and in its suspending any Man-Nature dialectic (which, say, Piavoli's The Blue Planet does not). Extra-mondane contemplation is sure evocative but calls for something more than the solution of mankind in the (concept of) blue vastness. Or the Sea is just a symbol of distance/longing?
What I call ambient cinema. Mesmerizing editing and sound design–I wouldn't have used any other soundtrack than the ocean itself. Beautiful credits. The urban shots were less inspired and dragged on a bit too much. Maybe a less hermetic plot and characters would've been better, because trying to figure out what was going on was quite distracting. Worth a watch if you're in the mood. I can still feel the boat rolling.
Kino # 6. Will an experience of film visions necessarily have repercussions on how they are made? And, obviously, seen? As for this Wittmann film, the answer can only be positive, from my point of view as a spectator, otherwise i would not be so close to Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster's "Plages" in the immersive/immense hypnosis in/at the sea and Snow's "Wavelength "at the beautiful end. An unexpected essay.