“FAIR HAVEN” by Samantha Nolte

“FAIR HAVEN” by Samantha Nolte

With lightness and sensitivity, Samantha Nolte signs a sincere, delicate and warm work (despite the snows of New Jersey). “Fair Haven” recovers that American tradition, dramaturgical and cinematographic, which revolves around the return of the protagonist to his native country, with all the emotional and social load that this can bring. Nolte, however, reworks the narrative styles to offer us a personal and totally new look. In fact, a few minutes are enough to empathize with the protagonist, to get in tune with that sense of fear and bewilderment, which assails us when we return to a place that has not been familiar to us for too long. It is certainly thanks to an intelligent script and an excellent acting performance by the entire cast.

In short, “Fair Haven” is a film in which it is possible to sink and perceive the feelings, faces, smells and sounds of this intimate world masterfully created by Nolte. The directorial sensitivity of the author emerges clearly from small details. One above all, which we really appreciated: the elegance with which the camera is handled. The movements are few, discreet and always of a certain visual depth, needless to say. But Nolte prefers to evoke suggestions and poetry with cinematography, managing lighting as an integral part of the narrative depth of a film.¬†All the elements of the staging are at the service of a vision. Because such a refined and profound film is obviously the expression of a vision. Behind a vision there is always an author: Samantha Nolte