myrtoni has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2021.

  • The Double Life of Véronique

    The Double Life of Véronique

    ★★★★½

    My dad told me this story on our way home from the cinema, in the 90's when he first saw The Double Life Of Véronique he fell in love with the soundtrack. He searched months and months for a cassette with the film's music but had no luck. One day when he was walking with his friends he heard the main melody from an open window. He immediately rang the bell and begged the old lady where she had found…

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★½

    in the first half of the movie my dad walks in... i swear i thought i couldn't hear him.it felt surreal.

  • And Then We Danced

    And Then We Danced

    ★★★★½

    This beautiful film that deals with the relation beatween the past and the present, the survival of traditions in contemporary society, the conservatism of Georgia and how the struggle to preserve these traditions is suffocating young people.
    (Light spoiler for those who want to watch it with no knowledge whatsoever)
    The only thing keeping me from giving it 5/5 that the change of atmosphere in the middle of the film is obvious. It goes from a light, playful and youthful atmosphere to a more dark,sad one. Even though that is something you notice after your first watch.

  • Russian Ark

    Russian Ark

    ★★★★½

    Truly fantastic. The premise was really interesting and the technical aspect of filmmaking was breathtaking. Honestly, this film took so much efford to make and it has so much to give. It doesn't only pay tribute to Russia's rich and extravagant history but to time itself. It wasn't in any way informative like a documentary but that was not the point. This film captures the essence of time passing by. Its continuous shot really makes you feel the flow of…