Somewhere between a home-video and a postmodern documentary this film is composed entirely of user uploaded videos. Arte Povera, POV documentary, cinéma vérité, perhaps a portrait of a generation: Joe. Or, more accurately, what the hell is water?
On her birthday, 11-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony to her death with a smile on her face. An investigation is started as to the reason for this apparent suicide, but the family keeps insisting that it was an accident.
When Konstadinos misses a flight and returns home unexpectedly, he finds his wife in bed with his best friend. Shocked, he leaves the house without letting them know what he saw and begins ... See full summary »
What in the holy hell was this garbage?!?!? This Greek film is so completely devoid of meaning it's just a ball of junk. Perhaps that's not entirely true. Within the 90 minutes there is a bit of story that could have been nicely packaged into a 15 minute short film. That means 75 minutes of NOTHING have been added in between what actually means something. I am sure the director had a vision and the symbolism would be apparent but NO, it's NOT apparent. What we're subjected to is scenes of no meaning and essentially zero emotion. None. I will say this -- it is an interesting view of Greece, quite unreminiscent of the postcard-pretty, beautifully sunny, white washed Mediterranean scenes most people have seen a thousand times. This is a bleak Greece with bleak life wrapped up in a bleak film. I watched in a state of perplexation then at the end I wanted to run outside and scream in horror at what a terrible movie this is... but it was 4 a.m. and I'd wake up my neighbors. I'd rather watch 90 minutes of just my facial expressions while watching this film. Or I'd rather set myself on fire because that would be more entertaining than this so-called movie. In 86 movies, it's actually not the worst I've seen in 2013 but it most definitely was a total waste of time.
3.5 / 10 stars
--Zoooma, a Kat Pirate Screener
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