Before the Rain

Before the Rain ★★★

Feels significantly dated in its direction and construction. Structurally I usually like stories like these, but certain parts were just too flimsily conceived and overly forced. Found performances mostly unimpressive and a lot of the writing without enough insight into the themes involved. However, despite an overreliance on music and melodrama, a handful of scenes still do impress with how intense they get, and there's a good foundation visually that's really cool. I might've unfairly had higher expectations for this, but I simply didn't find it particularly compelling, at least consistently. Always interesting to learn about new perspectives and issues though