A Gentle Creature DVD Review


Good Morning Lovelies, 

Sergei Loznitsa’s A Gentle Creature was the film that sent shock waves around Cannes Film Festival last year. There is nothing wrong with it, but the hard-hitting story that is full of sadness leaves you feeling every fibre of emotion in your body. Pain, unease and fear for the characters but also for yourself as a viewer touch every element of its creation and weirdly these raw emotions make it a success.

Vasikina Makovtseva plays the gentle creature, a woman who lives on her own and struggles to deal with the day to day pain of her husband being in prison. When he sends back the parcels she sends him, she decides to travel back home to Siberia to see why. However, returning to the place that she left proves harder than she thought.

In our current times, the story feels like a biographical piece. Makovtseva portrays the fragile woman with a true beauty that makes you want to ensure that stays safe. Her life is a painful story and you never truly see her smile through. In close-ups towards the end, you forget about the plot, but instead, hope that for one small moment she will garner a sense of relief.

The script puts audiences through their paces and it can have a sad effect on your mood. Yet, it cleverly makes you think and speak about the scenes you have witnessed. You want others to see the characters worlds and the beautiful piece of acting in which Makovtseva does. The whole piece is a pioneering cinematic event that those who watch it will never forget, making it easy to see why it was nominated for the Palme d’Or.

There so, I am giving it…

5 Stars

Blog Soon, 
Joey X 

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