Losing Ground

Losing Ground ★★★★½

Clash of intellectuals, destruction of a marriage, change to something freer but perhaps more illusory. A life that feels unlived suddenly sprouts to life even if the consequences are melancholic. So many emotions are sprawling underneath, culminating in make-believe, film-within-film murder that marks the end of the old. The thought is acted symbolically, the old was always present but is buried when Victor accidentally sees this thought that was only meant for the camera. Had it remained only a secret for the camera, hope might have prevailed... So beautifully shot and acted. Seret Scott is revelatory and her emotional range is subtle and affecting.

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