Top positive review
Takes a little while to get going.
on 22 April 2017
In "The Burning Plain" although it takes a little while for all the characters and their significance within the story to be made clear, the way that the narrative makes that clear is very good, and the story is very skilfully told using flashbacks. Charlize Theron in the role of (one of) the central characters is amazing but the whole cast also deliver great performances and Jennifer Lawrence I thought was particularly good. A good story, some wonderful photography and, good music.
Guillermo Arriaga is the screen writer of some good films (“21 grams” for example) and he has directed a number of short films, but “The Burning Plain” his only full length feature to date (as a director) as far as I can see, which I think is a shame as I would like to see more of his work as a director.
On the DVD you get:
“The Burning Plain” (1 hour 42 minutes)
Audio Options: 2.0 Stereo, 5.1 Surround