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Look in a Grain of Sand

Look in a Grain of Sand

"One thing you need to avoid in these matters: pettiness and pedantry blunt literalness. Did you ever notice that between the lines of some books swallows fly in droves, entire verses of swallows ... Please read the flight of birds." This quote gives viewers a clue how to receive video. "Sanatorium 'is a surreal film, although it is not clearly established whether he was a surrealist Bruno Schulz, and how much was not.


The moment the audience familiar "Andalusian Dog" strongly associate with the classic Luis Buñuel, with the most famous scene cut eyeball interpreted as a guide for reading the film. I do not quite know what to write about the plot, because it can be received differently.


I picked up her something like: Jacob (Tadeusz Kondrat), father of Joseph (Jan Nowicki) dies. Can really be called so, it can only allusion to the Old Testament repeatedly referenced.


After some time, the son also dies (ie. Goes to a sanatorium to visit his father allegedly). Initially he did not know exactly where it is, ask the blind conductor (Mieczyslaw Voit) train on the way. This tells him that he will find her, let her not worried about it. Once you come to that spa and is a father, a doctor (Gustav Holoubek) tells him that he should take a rest - let them slumber. During the snooze goes to him his whole life in a rather bizarre, dream-majakowo Convention. Here we see a Jewish family, borrow money (which they then pregnant for a long time), assume shop in a small town, the interest goes badly, the father suffers from overwork, shop falls. Joe has a best friend Rudolf, is in love with Bianca (Bozena Adamek), but none of this comes out. Girl is associated with Rudolf and Jozek difficult to accept that, but then gives them a blessing.


There is also frivolous Adela (Halina Kowalska), which Joe lived a little bit. Joe learned a lot from his father Bianca, so when he died, he was sad. When you have whole life flashed, comes face to face with death.


 However, this sketch and the rest everyone can interpret as he wants, and in many ways. As it is largely surrealism, so do not analyze every detail meticulously, with great concentration to look deeper meaning of each scene and the only correct interpretation. In fact, you might as well be a podchmielić less and did not reach the film.


During these two hours, we see a huge number of loose symbolism and allegory. From the total amount to be reflections on the passing (even refers to this title hourglass), the memories, the inevitability of death, the irreversibility of time. Well, what this film is certainly a phenomenon in Polish cinema. And what's interesting for me personally combines the features of two seemingly mutually exclusive. First, it is wonderful, and the second boring. Dull within the whole movie more or less half the time duration, ie. artswww Those great moments are interspersed with those fairly evenly nudniejszymi, but a summary of the film as a whole is just wonderful. So I went out the mathematical irrationality.


"Sanatorium" is kind of a dream based on human memory. And at times the film gets sleepy. Fortunately, always in time there are some brilliant passages. While some potential left in technical components. Acting does not knock.


Music only moments stand out, photo solid but not exceptional (especially for surrealism). In the first place we surrealism and a long, long time nothing.


Other advantages are already in the background and in my opinion as well as acting, music and pictures could perform other filmmakers and the film is not so much that has changed. As for the acting, however, be distinguished by Tadeusz Kondrat, who in turn, to me personally, and this is not very liked. But the fact is that there are exceptional and unique scenery or costumes.


Anyway, I recommend, because it is an unquestionable classic Polish cinema. Quote by the user cookie ..