Kent Jones
USA 2018
95 min

In a sublime passage, Diane stops her car and walks through a snowy forest. The scene ends in a subjective high-angle shot in which the aesthetic emotion of the main character can be fully appreciated: Her eyes witness the beauty of the trees and how this beauty goes beyond ordinary existence. This is a decisive moment within the plot because the character’s intimacy is not fully submitted to an ecosystem and a culture, and it is therefore not by chance that we hear John Cage’s “In the Landscape.” Whereas the film’s subject is the feeling of finitude, its context is that of those anonymous and anodyne American villages where very few things ever happen. That is why the intertwining of the self, the circumstances, and the landscape becomes a gentle evidence of the system of relationships which Jones is able to stage thanks to his understanding of an idiosyncrasy and of his character’s uniqueness. Diane has an addict son whom she is trying to help and a dying relative whom she accompanies, she spends quite a lot of time with her friends, and she also uses her spare time showing solidarity towards the dispossessed by means of serving them lunches or suppers. Time flies by unaccounted, the elder die and Diane experiences discreet revelations in which she glimpses fleeting moments of beauty. (Roger Koza)

In the presence of Kent Jones.

  • Mit Mary Kay Place - Diane
  • Jake Lacy - Brian
  • Deirdre O’Connell - Donna
  • Estelle Parsons - Mary
  • Andrea Martin - Bobbie
  • Kent Jones
  • Wyatt Garfield
  • Dan Bricker
  • Mike Selemon
  • Jeremiah Bornfield
  • Carisa Kelly
Sight Unseen Pictures, AgX

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