surprise of the last 6 months: SPRING (2014)

I just stumbled on this film last weekend. I seemed to miss its release and to my ex-post disbelief I’d never even heard of it.  The story is something like this: a young man, who has just lost his mother to cancer, departs to Italy to find himself. Whilst there, he falls in love with a woman, who is actually a two thousand year-old shapeshifter who ‘regenerates’ every 20 years. 

The film is hard to allocate to a genre, being a genuine mix of romance, horror, drama and black comedy. Set in a small Italian coastal town, it’s a handsomely shot and well-performed movie. I’d give particular praise to a poignant sun-rise in Pompeii which draws the film to a great close.

A real Lovecraftian treat – and the less you know beforehand, the better. 

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