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Beautiful and painfully, reservedly, frustratingly dull...
on 11 October 2017
The film does not have a script.. which is a shame because although the ad libbing gives a certain realism to the sense of tension between the family members, it could have really done with some jokes.
The cinematography is gorgeous and I actually felt irritated by the actors getting in the way of the views of the Scilly Isles ... especially as the extreme scarcity of the dialogue and the emotional repression of the characters renders them all pretty unlikable.
I just wanted something to happen... they could all get drunk and play charades perhaps....
Unsatisfying. But I think that is probably the point.