20 Feb “Squeak” by Benjamin Freemantle
Tthrough the eyes of a child, “Squeak” offers us a new perspective on emotional relationships and growth. The intuition behind the film catapults us into an exciting story with unpredictable implications. Once the last minutes of the film have been assimilated, what remains is a strong fascination for the originality and sensitivity with which Benjamin Freemantle speaks to us about fundamental issues regarding our affective sphere. The director develops his personal cinematic vision starting from classic narrative devices, which make the boy’s perspective coincide with that of the spectator. In the dark of a corridor we cautiously follow what seems to be the squeak of a mouse, up to the unsettling surprise … that catches us embarrassed and surprised, as if we were back children.
The directorial ability of Freemantle is remarkable, which gives us in several points deep glances on the narration, making use of the editing and the sound. This highly valuable cinematographic experiment perfectly sums up a great attention to the taste of the narrative and an authorial drive capable of expressing feelings and ideas and of bringing them beyond the eyes of the viewer, deeper.