September, 2013 - ★★

September, 2013 - ★★


“You let a stranger bury a dog in our garden ?” - Neighbors Husband (Nikos Diamantis)

Alone Again Or... Anna's a painfully lonely women, living a dreary life. When she loses her only friend a pet dog named Manu, it sends her insular world spiraling into depression. A housewife living next door sees shes suffering and tries to help Anna break out of her introverted world. But Anna's introspective behavior creeps out the neighbors husband, and shes eventually blocked out of that friendship.

Golden rule of cinema #144: If you're going to cover lonliness in a movie, you need to have interesting characters. And it helps if they have mohawks and talk to their-selves in mirrors.

To be honest, I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Greek cinema. Not so much a global love but a firm salute and respect. It tends tackle subjects like 'September's' in un-sensationalized ways, which other countries just don't. Filmmaker Penny Panayotopoulou's film is no exception, but sadly it makes for a painfully dull viewing experience.

[Personal Reasons For Remembering]

Erm, erm, well it ends with a lovely beach sunset. Sadly wasn't the movie about an invisible ghost dog, the poster suggested.

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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