Lives alone in a forest region. His life is changed when he finds Coiote, a mysterious young man, asleep in his propriety. Coiote teases Andre's desires and forces him to re-signify values already eroded in his life. André is a broken man, who lives isolated in a forest. The forces of nature embrace his body as he drowns in his effervescent inner world. Between the insomnia and the dreams, André is haunted by his past. He wishes to deconstruct himself, heal his sorrow and take the responsibility from his acts. He puts himself before the abyss where he must embrace his ghosts and change his skin in order to survive.
March 17, 2023 at 04:26 PM
Dreary and boring
I'm kicking myself that I actually watched this tosh to the end instead of going with my instincts and switching off after ten minutes. I just thought that something, anything, interesting had to happen.
The camerawork was dreadful. Long shots panning around pools and forests occasionally following naked people that had no reason to be there and no explanation of where they had come from.
There's no back story apart from a fanciful recitation at the beginning of a mystical near drowning. Characters are introduced willynilly. At some point a daughter turns up.
Yet again as with so many, the film was artiness for the sake of it and not for the purpose of telling a riveting story, making an aperçu on life or introducing innovative work.
The acting looked forced, particularly the extras in the shamanistic scenes whose caresses and movements were utterly unconvincing. But that could be said for the actors with speaking parts too, not that there was much dialogue anyway.
This was real waste of time. I'd rather have been asleep, I think. It truly was that bad.