||[Dec. 26th, 2015|06:30 am]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)
Youth is my kind of movie. It doesn't have the raw, intense weirdness of a Guy Maddin or David Lynch flick, but is weird and a little disjointed and dream-like. I liked it a lot. Rachael Weisz is one of my all-time favorites and Michael Caine has always been good. The reviews call it "visually stunning" and it is that, being set in the Alps and all. The movie has a lot of actors and personalities who are "not from around these parts." Madalina Diana Ghenea, as Miss Universe, is fairly famous in Europe and other non-US environs. Paloma Faith, as herself, is an actual pop star I hadn't heard of, but I'm not very poppy anymore.
I especially liked "the masseuse," played by Luna Majovic. She has prominent ears and in the movie they keep her hair pulled back so that her ears stick out and she looks a little goofy. Goofy perhaps, but very appealing. I fell in love with her in a couple of scenes where she's dancing by herself, presumably exercising. She's very fluid, artsy, and sexy. If you look her up on the web, she is quite beautiful and wears her hair over her ears almost exclusively. She looks like a damn movie star and not very much like "the masseuse" from Youth.
If you like artsy indy films that don't necessarily make sense on first viewing, you'll like this one.