Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Resonating with vibrant memories and silent echoes of a shared life, the old house is somehow connected to "C", a sensitive composer who is hesitant of leaving it, while his loving wife "M", on the other hand, is keen on moving out, having an indecipherable but grim premonition of danger. Sadly, disaster soon strikes, and C's untethered spectre which detaches from the lifeless body, rises from the mortician's table, and in a swift decision, decides to linger in this dimension to faithfully follow the grieving M back to the old house. As silent as a shadow and as invisible as the air, C's unappeasable phantom observes M's denial and depression gradually turn to acceptance and even hope, as time unravels, moving forward through the decades. In this earth, man struggles to leave his legacy behind. Is this the way to immortality?Written by
In the Pie Scene, it takes Rooney Mara from the second she sits down and starts eating to when she cannot eat any more and runs to the bathroom exactly 4 minutes See more »
When the couple first investigates the noise from the piano in the middle of the night, Casey Affleck is barefoot. Near the end of the movie when the scene is revisited, he's wearing socks. See more »
We build our legacy piece by piece and maybe the whole world will remember you or maybe just a couple of people, but you do what you can to make sure you're still around after you're gone.
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I found this film indulgent and poor. The love relationship wasn't adequately developed, the overlong scenes, virtually no dialogues, limited sound and a white sheet in every scene was a bit much. Meditation on love and loss? Plenty of meditation but not sure what about. I sat through the film but I wouldn't have missed anything by walking out.
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