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STUNNING! Also MAD and BEAUTIFUL at the same time!,
This review is from: Tideland [DVD] (DVD)
There are dysfunctional families and then there is this messed-up sh..
This is a film full of extremes in imagery, emotion and experience.
But it ain't a swashbuckling adventure, so if you're into Indiana Jones this won't be for you.
It's more a study of a child's reactions to extreme circumstances. It reminds me a bit of Life is hot in Crack Town and I'm not Scared ("Io non ho paura"), both of which I would thoroughly recommend if you like this.
I'd say it manages to show the world through a child's eyes absolutely brilliantly. Very touching.
It may be called 'weird' by some but I'd describe it as 'out of the ordinary' which is JUST the kind of refreshing crazy stuff I love. Especially when it is done so skillfully and beautifully as this.