06 Feb “OVERCAST” by Anthony Kalmeta
With a subtle and complex family drama, Anthony Kalmeta takes us inside the deep connection between mind and reality, affection and secrecy, on which families often rely. In “Overcast” the boundary between suspicion and paranoia is subtle and, through a dark and dry “leaden” script, the protagonist will have to put a strain on the relationship with his father, based on these same suspicions. From the first frames, which swirl like splinters on the screen, the silence and the calm of crystal that surround this American suburb seem to suggest a much deeper truth. The director is good at telling this story by building a very credible and absolutely engaging silent tension, destined to break in the most dramatic of the epilogues. Through the ending, the plot twist archetypes are reversed and what we all immediately believed could be true …
Cinematography paints the quiet neighborhood in which the protagonist lives in dull and grayish colors and the camera often undertakes to capture the bodies and expressions of the protagonists closely, forcing the viewer to deeply feel the disturbing bond that is established between the characters .
A drama between the thriller and the intimate reinterpretation of Freudian instincts, well constructed in every aspect. Through these little jewels of short cinema, American cinema is building the representation of new fears.