A poster has been released for the ultra indie film Bellflower which was shown this year at The Sundance Film Festival. I didn't really care for the movie that much, I just didn't connect with it like everyone else did. But, Ben P really liked it. Here's what Ben had to say in his review,
Bellflower was one of the rare movies at Sundance of which I knew almost nothing before seeing it. I heard good buzz, but didn't really know much about the plot. Surprisingly, I was blown away by this movie - I don't think it's the best film of the festival or anything, but it's an unexpectedly personal love story mixed with apocalyptic undertones. It's astonishingly unique and simply a really good movie. Parts of it are tough to watch (brutal, unflinching violence are peppered in here and there), but it also had an ineffable way of making me nostalgic for memories I've never even experienced.
To read Ben's full review Click Here. A lot of people actually liked the movie. It will play three times during SXSW, and will be released by Oscilloscope Laboratories on July 22, 2011.
Here's the official synopsis:
An apocalyptic love story for the Mad Max generation, Evan Glodell’s impressive feature debut paints a classic, yet urgently contemporary, tale of the destructive power of love.
Bellflower follows two friends who spend their time building flamethrowers and other weapons in the hope that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang, Mother Medusa, to reign supreme. While waiting for the destruction to commence, one of them meets a charismatic young woman and falls in love—hard. Quickly integrating into a new group of friends, the pair set off on a journey of betrayal, love, hate, and extreme violence more devastating than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.
With highly stylized photography and editing, Bellflower is an exhilarating, character-driven joyride. Fueling this narrative with fantastic imagery and extraordinary performances, writer/director/actor Glodell elevates the ordinary experiences of friendship and romance into the stuff of legend.
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