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This is one of those films, which gets better in your mind the more you reflect on it.
The director before the showing, spoke to us about what he was trying to create, that is a simple piece about a guy's search for meaning.
I thought he succeeded really well. The cinematics were bold, but worked to make an emotional impact. For example we see a whole four-minute single shot of our man packing his bag to leave the ship. No dialogue but the superb and understated acting by Nieves Cabrera leaves us in no doubt that this is a man in turmoil and on the cusp of facing his demons.
In fact the single shot, no dialogue gambit is deployed a great deal in this film, but it works due to Cabrera and no little contribution from the stunning and unforgiving sub Antarctic scenery.
This is a personal journey, brilliantly done by the director and his lead. Thought provoking and real sums Liverpool up for me.
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