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Love and Death and Tenderness

Image Our special correspondent, who has recently returned from Cannes, has prepared a selection of films that impressed both professionals and numerous guests of the last film screening in the French resort town. They have not been seen in USA yet! We present to your attention the first of the films.

Don't Give Up Gus Van Sant, USA, 2011.

Gus Van Sant's film Don't Give Up , which opened this year's Cannes programUncommon View, tells the love story of a girl who is about to die and an orphan boy who befriends a ghost ... They meet at someone else's funeral, where both periodically go out of interest in death. After this, of course, it may sound strange to say that Don't Give Up is one of the most tender and light festival films of this year - and, nevertheless, it is so. Autumn landscapes of a small town, elegantly old-fashioned outfits of the main characters, careful attention to the experiences of adolescents - everything fills the picture with air and creates a neat, sad and light intonation.

Image Annabelle (Mia Wasikowska) - charming a young blonde with a haircut Jean Seberg from In Last Breath, who draws birds in her notebook, studies Darwin diligently and has brain cancer. Her favorite science-romance fact: There are birds whose memory is so short that every morning they are surprised that they are alive, which makes them happy.

Enoch (Henry Lee Hopper) is a young man in all black who lives with his aunt because his father and mother died in a car accident, and he himself fell into a coma, but survived. His best friend is Hiroshi , a kamikaze pilot, and no one but Inoka sees him, because he is a ghost. The proximity of death, which the Monk saw with his own eyes, and Annabelle is forced to accept as an inevitable given, becomes what brings them closer together and, paradoxically, makes their life better.

The heroes of "Don't Give Up" are teenagers and outsiders who have always been interested in Van Sant and whom he speaks best about. In this picture, he takes the tipping point where the fear of growing up heroes collides withImagethe need to accept the nearness of death, and turns history into a hymn to love and life, multiplying one misfortune on another.
The balance found in Don't Give Up is the intense, mesmerized fascination with non-standard characters inherent in the director's early films (Bad Night, My Own Idaho State, The Elephant), supported by a robust romantic melodrama script. Here Van Sant shows a masterful blend of marginal storytelling framed in high-end Hollywood direction. And this, of course, is one of his greatest strengths.

Nailya Golman

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