Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife ... See full summary »
Interconnected stories examine situations involving the five senses. Touch is represented by a massage therapist who is treating a woman, while her daughter accidentally loses the woman's ... See full summary »
Why did I have to find this masterpiece in a bargain bin at Walmart? How come I never had heard of it? What a near perfect film this is. The plot and the performances are understated but gripping and underlaid with lurking menace. I remember once flying over the Canadian prairies discussing what dark and untold things happened in the isolation of the vast wheat fields below. This film reveals one such story. As wonderful as it is, the cinematography goes even beyond wonderful. Every scene is a delicately wrought masterpiece. EVERY scene. Gregory Middleton uses light and texture and framing better and more consistently than I think I've ever seen it used. This deserves far better than the bargain bin at Walmart! Rarely do I vote a ten. This is a big, powerful, boldface, underlined TEN!
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