This film more closely resembles a documentary than a movie. Long drawn out scenes with no dialogue. Dialogue that is poorly written and actors with no talent. It looks like it was shot with a home video camera by someone constantly searching for the subject. Very sloppy. There is no semblance of set design. Just walk into someone's apartment and start shooting. Poor lighting, poor staging, poor direction. It looks like it was shot with a home video camera. And this annoying background noise that permeates the entire film and punctuates the lack of good sound control. The characters are poorly developed, as though the director believed the audience would do it instead. Or just understand the angst all Canadians feel. Canadian film makers are so obsessed with not looking like American made films that they forget that the audience wants to be entertained. Instead they create "art films" with "deep messages". This may work in a film school environment but the general public doesn't want that. They want to relax and enjoy a story that doesn't make them work to understand it. You'll never hear "box office hit" and Canadian movie in the same sentence and this movie is a perfect example of why. Quit trying to teach us a lesson and gives us a good story without the attitude. Radio stations don't play experimental music. They play songs that people can sit back and enjoy without having to find some deep meaning. Canadian film makers seem to be dazed by self righteousness and confused about who their audience is. Enough already.
Action / Drama
Action / Drama
A poignant examination of the obstacles and heartbreaks facing recent refugees, Sanja Zivkovic's debut feature Easy Land follows Nina (Nina Kiri) and her mother Jasna (Mirjana Jokovic) as they struggle to build a life for themselves in a new country. Jasna has been traumatized by what she witnessed in Serbia, and the after-effects are exacerbated by the menial jobs she must take to pay the rent despite being a trained architect. Meanwhile, Nina must deal with the regular tensions of high-school life, which are complicated by poverty and her mother's volatile psychological state. Worse, one of Nina's teachers insists she intern at a local theatre company to make up for past transgressions. Plagued by the past, the two women are unable to find common ground and both veer towards the breaking point.
Uploaded by: FREEMAN