Saturday, December 4, 2010
This film is one of many that I discovered this year thanks to the campus library's DVD section, that will surely remain one of my favorites.
It takes place in a small Icelandic village isolated due to the snow and mountains, and revolves around the life of a young albino guy in high school, a genius slacker, and his desire to escape from his spiritually, mentally, physically claustrophobic and constraining environment.
It is an amazingly beautiful film, darkly hilarious, dramatic, sad, moving, inspiring. The colors and landscape are brilliant, symbolic and striking. The soundtrack is perfect and original, sticks in your head. I loved it, and highly recommend it.