LIGHT YEARS (2015) E M Campbell
'There is no doubt that imagination protects from pain. And kids are masters in that. What they see beyond the sky is nothing less than "God's Hat", so there's no surprise when they believe that a parent's life is forever, like the one star which remains visible even after its death, being "light years" from us. A family too can be a constellation of stars: they keep illuminating each other although they are no more… Talented British helmer, Esther May Campbell, wrote and directed her first feature film like a wonder dream, full of amazing audio/visual ideas that stir the audience and satisfy the critics. Nothing is here by chance, like a lyrical symphony sounding powerful and tender at the same time. Acclaimed at Venice Critic's Week. Can't wait to watch her next one!' Anna Maria Pasetti curator and critic, Venice Critic’s week.
"Campbell’s visual sense is already so strong you long to see where she’s heading next" The Times. "Like My Neighbour Totoro adapted to live action by Terence Malick" Sight & Sound. "Campbell’s enticingly sensuous, heat-hazed drama demonstrates the meticulous command of composition and romantically desolate atmosphere" Variety.
Music here by Eric Chenaux.
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