Saturday, November 26, 2011

Another Earth

Written by Mike Cahill and Brit Marling.
Directed by Mike Cahill.

The story written by Brit Marling and Mike Cahill is so will driven that makes you believe that there’s another earth. It utterly let us take our minds into this story. It’s so deep and consistent that we believe it’s possible. The story involves us in these feelings that as the protagonist closes her eyes, me as deep in this world, feel the need of closing my eyes too. But I didn’t because I didn’t want to miss a second of this film. I started loving it from the first moment and then growing and growing until the last breath. As the credits started rolling I was sort of hit deep down, I was so involved with the story that I had this slight emotional break down! This is been rarer and rarer, these days.
The thing is, I was expecting something special but I didn’t have any idea it would be this beautiful. It caught me off guard, so I was astonished.
Brit Marling is indeed a discovery. I pray to the Hollywood Gods to let her be, to let her stay around for many years exactly who she is, to let her do this for many years. I pray she won’t go away.

Beautiful performance.

Here are other reasons why we should praise her:
We're all drinking from this cultural milk in which there are not many stories of strong, powerful, sexy, entitled women because there are not yet that many female writer-directors, but that's changing. That confusion-that oh my God she writes!-is so strange. It's funny. I just think there aren't many representations of how to be a girl or woman in the world. 
Another heartfelt Indie gem.

It is getting really difficult to choose my favorite indie of the year. I will probably have to do a Top Ten!

2 comments:

  1. Did you like the musical saw scene in 'Another Earth'? You can hear music from it on the composer's website http://www.scottmunsonmusic.com/news/music-in-film-another-earth-soundtrack/

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  2. Yes, sure. It was almost like this suspended moment, quite surreal. I felt like closing my eyes too. I really enjoyed this film.

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