Rengeteg – Mindenhol látlak (2021)

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Rengeteg – Mindenhol látlak (2021). 1h 52m

“Forest: I see you Everywhere is Benedek Fligelaufu0026#39;s follow up to his 2003 film Forest, which similarly describes contemporary urban life.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhile watching this film I could not shake the feeling that it reminded much of the early Tarr. And this is not just due to the presence of his composer, Mihály Víg.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWe are presented six scenes, all set during one, dark night, in dark, narrow apartments.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe handheld frames focus on the characteru0026#39;s faces, almost shutting out the settings, and tend to avoid cuts. Itu0026#39;s a series of back and forth jumps between faces. The improvisational style of the dialogues and interactions just adds up to the feel that we are in front of a film that looks back at the early tarr, especially Family Nest, similarly very narrowly framed and heavily improvisational.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhat makes it all remind more of the early Tarr than Cassavetes is the bleak atmosphere: it is stories of broken relations but sometimes far darker and extreme than in Cassavetes, in a somewhat escalating nature, towards darkness: a father who may have contributed to his wifeu0026#39;s accident, a kid fleeing his fanatic catholic mother, a guy worried about what happened to a woman he had an affair with, etc.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMost scenes are built around the topic of death, of fanaticism, dishonesty. Somehow mortality, in contrast with a spirituality pushed to the background, is central to most scenes.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLilli Kizlinger won the Silver Bear at Berlinale for the best supporting performance, but it is really hard to make out one great performance out of the group. I really appreciated for example Juli Jakabu0026#39;s acting.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAlthough itu0026#39;s not exactly an engaging film, I found it to be an interesting experiment.”


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