Sunday, February 19, 2012
1698 - Away We Go
This film tells the story of a couple who finds themselves pregnant, and with family and friends scattered throughout the country they decide to embark on a trip to figure out where they should raise their child. It's a funny, touching, and poignant film that's treated with both simplicity and care. It's an interesting film visually (might revisit it again soon just to study that aspect). I don't think the camera moves the entire film and it's all shot on simple tripod shots with simple pans and tilts - but even inside of that it's a really pretty film.
It's on netflix if you haven't seen it yet, but if you happen to snag the DVD it's got a really nice making-of feature about how they tried to make the film as 'green' as possible.