Based on Anton Chekhov's classic play, The Orchard is an eccentric comedy about class struggles in Russia at the turn of the 20th century. An aging aristocratic lady returns home to face ... See full summary »
A couple find balance, and each other, however hurdles may present themselves.
A man, discovering that life is, well, perhaps not what he expected of it, finds refuge (or perhaps salvation) in a country estate. Here he manipulates and interprets several fragments of his life for us. And a period of reassessment ensues. He finally comes to understand the parent within him. The longer term perspective. He's just getting old and this is not enough.
Perhaps a metaphysical journey, he thinks about what he has read and studied, that which makes him up. The mind. Philosophical characters stream throughout. However, eventually, a magnificent balance is discovered.
The authors of this work have done a magnificent job. There were many beautifully crafted and wonderfully conceived moments in this film.
Metaphors abound. However I find the relationship of this man to that of life, out there, to be the most moving.
I can think of no film that promotes the art of filmmaking more as a noble and worthy profession.
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