Friday, March 20, 2009

white night wedding

Oftentimes independent movies can be refreshing. They shed new perspective on trite themes, use profound techniques, and are all around revitalizing. But sometimes they're not.

The trailer for the Icelandic film BrĂșĂ°guminn (or White Night Wedding) looked funny, an interesting take on the mundane rituals of marriage in a foreign country. I don't know if I should blame the deceptive trailer or the film itself, but it was downright depressing and nothing new as far as independent/foreign films go. There were approximately two to three redeeming scenes and a couple interesting characters. The cinematography was prepossessing, but that is in a large part due mostly to Iceland's beautiful.

Some may like this film. My parents did. Just not my thing.

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