Svinalšngorna (Beyond) Reviews
It is a Director?s film. The past getting juxtaposed with the present was awesome. I tell you there is no gap. The past slides into the present and vice-versa. No flash-back ?spirals?. And these actors know how to cry silently. Remember Shabana Azmi or a Smitha Patil. (Two Indian actresses with international credentials) The cry quietly, yet grippingly. Countless memorable scenes. One example: The protagonist is driving the car like mad and almost bumps into an approaching car. Know what! She stops the car abruptly, which has her husband and two children, in the middle of an adjoining forest and starts running among the trees. Fear grips the audience (at least me!). And the attendant silence adds to all this ?drama?. No clichťs here. But that is their hallmark. Contrast this with a Directors film made here (need I mention his name) where every frame will bear reference to his ?directorial touches?. There were no such ?touches? in this film, yet the director spoke out. That is integrity for you. I was so moved by this film that a silence gripped me at the end of it. I had to perforce break it with a cup of hot milk, hot-chennai-weather notwithstanding. (From Chennai, South India)
Very good visual narrative storytelling making the film a tense and strong voyage - it is a film well worth seeing!
N√§yttelj√§t on kauttaaltaan laadukkaita, suomalaiset Virtanen sek√§ M√§enp√§√§ ovat todella hyvi√§ alkoholisoituneina perheen vanhempina. Rapace ei turhaan ole tekem√§ss√§ isompaa l√§pimurtoa ollen t√§ss√§kin todella hyv√§.
But in the end, a mother is a mother (sort of).
Other than the film being generally unpleasant viewing, I fouind it quite rushed too, with a few important details left unexplained.