Two Gates of Sleep (2010)36775
Two Gates of Sleep: Directed by Alistair Banks Griffin. With Brady Corbet, David Call, Ross Francis, Ritchie Montgomery. After preparing for their mother’s imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
“While the film has some attractive imagery, it is effectively summarised as my title suggests. This short work, which played tonight at the London Film Festival, doesnu0026#39;t particularly satisfy in any area.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe Mississippi landscape is nice enough, and some of the style works as good verite, but really the thing needs to re-cut to focus to give the film any centre whatsoever.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI donu0026#39;t know whether I fully understood the little that was happening, and the intrusive soundtrack didnu0026#39;t help. While the film has no Antichrist moments that make you regret art-house cinema, this only makes the grade at a festival with slender merits.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFrench subtitles merely added to the puzzlement.”