30 Ago “GREEN FLAKE” by Mauli Junior Bonner
The epic and hard journey of “Green Flake” is pervaded by a feeling of delicate poetry, which emerges from every shot. It is certainly thanks to the gaze of Mauli Junior Bonner, the director of this impressive debut film, surely destined to be remembered as one of the best examples of independent cinema. Because it is rare to find, in the indie circuit, a work so refined and elegant, technically and aesthetically, also capable of possessing a narrative and poetic depth of undoubted value.
Being a historical work, precision and credibility were fundamental and Bonner’s film certainly succeeds in the difficult and insidious task of conveying the suggestions of the nineteenth century to us. But to the historical tale, the vibrant voice of its author, approaches a human touch, which breaks down the boundaries of the story and allows us to empathize with the protagonist. Bonner is a true poet of the camera, for the grace with which he moves the camera following the emotional rhythm of the story and for the sensitivity with which he coordinates the cinematography, the music and the screenplay in a single great lyrical inspiration, which still reminds us that feelings are universal and history offers men the opportunity for progress. Bonner is a mature author with a personal and fascinating gaze. We can’t wait to see his next works.