Sizing Up the 45th New York Film Festival

From diving bells to red balloons, the NYFF's critical condition

Closing-night jitters: Writers/directors Vincent Parannaud and Marjane Satrapi will screen Persepolis on the last night of the festival, October 14. Satrapi imagines it will go something like this.
Marjane Satrapi
Closing-night jitters: Writers/directors Vincent Parannaud and Marjane Satrapi will screen Persepolis on the last night of the festival, October 14. Satrapi imagines it will go something like this.

The Rabbit Hunters is an extension of the methods (hieratic portraiture, avant-garde ethnography) and milieus (the slums of Portugal, the mindscape of ghosts) explored by Colossal Youth. Where Costa's epic feature relied on duration to generate an existential wallop, the 23-minute short is charged by an electrifying incision of composition and cutting. Potentially unintelligible without knowledge of Colossal Youth, to which it serves as a sort of pastoral companion piece, The Rabbit Hunters is mighty strange nonetheless. Sometimes, the most interesting films baffle more than explain. Ditto the most interesting critics.

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