23 Dic «Undertow» by Fareed Kairon
Posted at 13:50h in Reviews
In a period of forced distance that leads us to question ourselves about the desire to be together, «Undertow» is the perfect film to reflect on what we are for our loved ones, on relationships, and on the loss of contact with them.
Away from his family, with whom his relationships have become fragmented, an English writer meets in Paris, where he is to work, a young woman who seems to understand him. In the tiny portion of life they share, they have a deep conversation in which they both hear echoes of the waves of their own past and their innermost fears.
The splendid photography and the charming direction make it extremely easy for the viewer to slip into the flow of thoughts and gestures of the two fascinating protagonists, with familiar yet elusive faces, and the special chemistry that arises between them.
More than on real healing of the protagonist’s inner conflicts, the film focuses on the cathartic effect of compassion and the like-mindedness of a stranger, we all crave in a moment of disconnection. With a fresh and delicate gaze on intimacy and on the difficulty of communicating with those we love, «Undertow» finally has the rare advantage of being light and deep at the same time.