Thursday, September 9, 2010
TIFF REVIEW: FILM #6 "Behind Blue Skies"
DIRECTED BY - Hannes Holm
IN MY OPINION - 9/10
Great camera work and style.
What I like most about this movie is the sense of responsability that rests on the leads shoulders. Whether it's at home, at his part time job, holding secrets or in the business he gets involved with, he holds his head high and soldiers on giving a fantastic moral core that resonates troughout the whole film, both in his performance and in the story.
At the heart of it this is a coming of age story, and a damn good one at that about a middle class kid surrounded by people with money and the idea that life can be a hell of a lot better than his currently is. Add to this the true story of a Swedish drug ring and you get my score of 9. The highest score so far.
I'm not sure if the first few reviewed films are all scoring high because they are the first few of the festival, or if Ive just been really lucky with the movies I've seen. And, if the rest of the week is shaping up to be like this, then this is gonna be awesome.