Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bibliothèque Pascal - Szabolcs Hajdu (2010 Hungary)

In order to regain custody of her daughter, whom she left in the care of her fortune-telling aunt, Mona must tell a social worker her story.

Wow!! this is one of most gorgeous looking films I've seen in ages. The attention given to every shot and camera move is perfect. Impeccable art direction on a story that exists in that messed-up magical, realist realm. Essentially a film about the slave trade and the power of imagination to overcome. Great work!!