A Casa 1997
2h | Drama | 1 October 1997 (France)
A ramshackle mansion in the woods: individuals of all type, age and condition eat, roam or rest inside. But always in strict silence.
Though I enjoyed the screening of this film, I was quite disappointed about “Bartas’ latest”. Unlike his previous films The House did not take control of the, in my case well-disposed, viewer.
The separate shots were predominantly fascinating yet sometimes of a very ‘controlled’ profundity, the lack of continuity on the other hand was embarrassing. At most three consecutive shots formed some kind of a unity.
Therefore I think Sharunas Bartas should be locked up this time, in the editing room for at least a moth and then present a piece that will be worth his signature.
Director: Sarunas Bartas (as Sharunas Bartas)
Writers: Sarunas Bartas (as Sharunas Bartas), Yekaterina Golubeva
Stars: Francisco Nascimento, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Alex Desca