on this rewatch, i enjoyed it even more but i was trying to figure out what the metaphor was with these cannibals, their lifestyles and their love. i came upon the personal interpretation that it’s a mix of being an addict, being queer, severely mentally ill and basically any identity that leaves you on the fractures of society. it’s this isolation from any real normal life that creates people like sully (mark rylance), david gordon green and michael stuhlbarg’s characters…
“i can feel the fear that you carry around and i wish there was something i could do to help you let go of it because if you could, i don’t think you’d feel so alone anymore”
when i was 16 when i first saw this movie as sad but still highly disconnected from my life, i’d never been in relationships, never had much experience with women and i just didn’t know myself as much which is natural but as…
“the weak become heroes and the stars align”
that’s not a quote from the movie but i feel like that lyric from “weak become heroes” by the streets encapsulates this so well. the flaws and mistakes of various individuals disappear in the artform focused on creating perfect moments of emotion. we as an audience have the gift of joy in their existence that they never felt themselves due to the capitalistic and ever moving nature of the business. everything thorny or difficult disappears into the landscape of sound and colour.