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This might seem like an ordinary film to many. BUT like all foreign subtitled films made by Europeans it has something interesting to say and mesmerises you. This film will not be seen by many except maybe at film festivals and I wonder if its ever possible to buy the DVD. Shame if you don't see it. This is a film set in Vilnius in Lithuania and like all foreign films it transports you away from the normal everyday life of England and sets you down in somewhere mysterious and different. Here you are, on a sort of holiday in a foreign place with a different environment to excite you. The story is about 2 guys and a series of arbitrary events during a long long night of driving around the capital at night. Foreign characters who act naturally as themselves. Sounds boring and simple. It will be to many observers but there is detail and interest right to the end. A strange, sexy but enigmatic woman weaves her spell throughout and its not the sort of film you would see coming out of the US. I loved it. No great plot or story but a riveting series of adventures and study of character. Its a journey of interest. Characterization very good, Acting good, Script quite good, Events and screenplay quite unusual. Something completely different and the film ends in a cleverly managed way.
Low Lights is an absolutely beautiful film, shot at night whilst
driving around the streets of Vilnius, Lithuania, sometimes with the
car lights off. A very simple, but engaging story, with limited
dialogue from gorgeous actors. It possesses a soundtrack perfectly
suited to the film's different moods too.
I love photographs of urban cityscapes at night and especially use of long exposures. At times this felt like those photographs were being created in real time.
I saw the film at Leeds International Film Festival and whilst it may not be the most technically accomplished or ambitious film of the festival, it was probably my favourite!
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