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Terraferma offers a sun-splashed meditation on compassion, tradition, tolerance, and generational change.
For the most part the multi-faceted story works.
Crialese and co-screenwriter Vittorio Moroni portray a way of life on that island in complete uproar ..
Involving, thematically rich ... yet also quite timeless ...
Emanuele Crialese's film burns with a sense of this situation's inhumanity, and he gives a palpable sense of life in a place where the beauty attracts tourists, but the natives are barely getting by.
The visceral passion of these tales of poverty-stricken but tight communities, dreaming and striving for better futures for their children, gripped me.
Fails to be convincing when it resorts to a paternalistic lecture on the right way to behave in modern times.
The visuals are memorable, and so are the characters and their moral dilemmas.
As the protagonist's solidarity is put to the test, however, Terraferma slides from detail-rich fable to Important Issue statement, its symbolism growing leaden and its characters shedding their eccentricities for masks of nobility.
It's well-meaning, properly on the side of human rights, but also schematic and thematically heavy-handed.
Another fine piece of work from one of the world's major filmmaking talents.
looks great and the screenplay, by director Crialese and Vittorio Moroni, is a nicely layered work that composes its several stories like a symphony.
An involving story centered on the contrast between the traditions and the needs of a new generation on an island, which is reflected in the way the young protagonist has to deal with his problems - and the wonderful cinematography explores really well the beautiful landscapes.
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