Autumn Lights 2016 WEB-DL 480p 300MB
Movie Info: IMDb
Rating: 6.1/10 From78
Genres: Drama | Mystery
Country: USA | Iceland | France
Language: English | Italian | Icelandic
Release Date: 21 October 2016 (USA)
Director: Angad Aulakh
Writer: Angad Aulakh
Stars: Guy Kent, Marta Gastini, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson
Duration: 98 Minutes
Reviews: As a first review and as a fan of small, foreign films, I happened to stumble upon this title when it was being advertised as playing in Los Angeles & New York. But to my surprise, the title was available on VOD and after watching the intriguing trailer, I gave it a whirl with my husband. I was very moved by this movie. It was unexpected. And I unexpectedly am now writing a review.
To start, the craftsmanship is superb. The music, the cinematography, the strong performances and the direction were not formulaic and expected. It’s a film of bold choices and it felt very original. I applaud the director and writer of the film Angad Aulakh for creating something so different… Massive superhero fatigue in this household.
Now the story… it’s a small story. It’s conversation-driven. It’s not about A to B to C, it’s about learning who these intricate characters are and it’s a dance between them and how their interactions with one another reward (or the opposite) their lives. My husband and I were engrossed by the heart and soul of these characters. They were wise, astute, interesting people who carry immense pain with them. This is not some hot-button, socially-relevant film but why does every film need to be that nowadays? It was lovely to watch a movie about characters who feel very real and lived in and didn’t have to be politically or socially charged.