I was just curious about a mistery miniseries about a pregnant child which was directed by Jane Campion & featuring Elisabeth Moss. A totally forgettable story of paedophilia. I only have memories of some random hippie women camp and some birth in the woods I would prefer not to have. The horses and the lake were OK.
Really, really solid. I love that the "mystery" is pretty evident from the very first episode. This is a story from a female perspective, and so of course the most interesting tensions result from the central character having to push through various walls of overt systemic and interpersonal misogyny that try to convince her and the people around her that her instincts are incorrect. A nice subversion of the genre.
This is a perfect example of what long form filmmaking can achieve. I'm still reeling from how well the narrative parts are put together. The writing nails its themes with laser precision, while never sacrificing dramatic complexity or being less than emotionally compelling. Performances are outstanding, Elisabeth Moss's wobbly accent notwithstanding, and the use of location approaches the best of Herzog's work.
I can't help but think of Laura Palmer's younger New Zealand sister. I love the imagery of the opening scenes, there was something so intimate about that texting scene on the bus! The "cliff" scene grips you, and Mirrah Foulkes digs in deeper. I wish I knew exactly how to watch it...the American episodes not being the original episodes. There's nothing quite like a Campion story.
mixed feelings: a série está bem escrita e desenvolvida e tem excelente cinematografia. também está rodeada de momentos wtf, o que eu costumo apreciar, mas depois tem partes tão cliché, tão desamparadas de lógica, que nos fazem perder o interesse. a personagem principal é a maravilhosa elizabeth moss e adorei peter mullan - wow!
This mini series can obviously hang with cinema in terms of production value. The suspense was alright in the first few episodes and all of the characters had something quite enigmatic about them. In a way it felt like a more elegant or toned down Twin Peaks. However, it was a little too easy to fit the pieces together.