Sunday, April 30, 2017

'All the Cities of the North' Review

A new festival debuted in Los Angeles a couple weeks ago, giving itself the commendable task of bringing some of the most ambitious movies from Locarno to L.A. for their Southern California premiere. It's called Locarno in Los Angeles, cleverly enough, and I was happy to finally check out All the Cities of the North, the feature debut from writer-director Dane Komljen, who also co-stars in the movie. It's about two utterly silent men who live in an abandoned building complex -- and how their lives are changed by the appearance of a third utterly silent man (played by Komljen). All the Cities of the North is described as "slow cinema," which is a term that scares a lot of people. For Paste, I argue against that tendency.