I just have to talk about this movie. It’s been on my Netflix queue for a while now and I kept skipping over it thinking that it wouldn’t really be the kind of movie that would hold my attention. That I would have to make an effort to stay focused on it. I was so, so wrong. It had me. It’s everything I experience as a human and everything I wish to capture as a photographer. The commonality of life, of human experience, of subtle emotion and fleeting moments. The whole movie felt like a dream sequence to me. Just as you start to latch on to something, it moves along and you grab on to something else. It’s breathtakingly beautiful. The music, the editing, the variation in filming. The juxtaposition of one person’s life experience against another’s. The highs against the lows. The sameness of all of us in our need for belonging and love and meaning. For simple joy.
As I was watching it I kept thinking “all photographers need to see this” then I would sort of scratch that thought and go bigger. “All artists should see this”…no…”all parents”…”all children”. Really though, just all HUMANS. Everyone should see it because everyone would feel it. It’s such a gift to the world, this movie. You’ll see.