Film Micrœview #55: Bright Future (2003)

02.09.2014 § Leave a comment

Bright Future

Rating: Shrug.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa is a quintessential auteur. He seems to be able to take any genre, and the most mundane scenario, and imbibe it with the sublime. With Cure it was thriller, with Pulse it was ghost story, with Charisma it was noir, and here it is with… rite of passage / family drama?? Watching Bright Future I was compelled moment to moment by the weird choices of framing, editing, shooting, lighting, acting, etc. and there were true moments of sentimental desperation and effective extended metaphors and such. But in the end I still feel like this is him stretched too thin. I would rather watch any other of his films.

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