Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Road, Movie: A Good One #26
Filled with vibrant cinematography of expansive desert landscapes filmed in deep focus, hundreds of robin's egg blue houses crammed together on a hill, an impromptu carnival and flowing saris in vivid hues; Road, Movie is an archetypical transformation story. Vishnu, son of a hair oil salesman, refuses to follow in his father's footsteps. He agrees to drive a truck filled with films and a projector to the sea. On his journey he meets several colorful characters and surreal events occur. While it didn't have much of a story, I liked where we went. Although the pace was languid and had a couple of plot holes (doesn't that truck ever need gas?), I forgave them and chalked these up to the unreal atmosphere. On Netflix Instant Streaming.