Date night at the Chicago International Film Festival
Degree of Difficulty: Impossible
Wine pairing: Palinka, the Hungarian fruit brandy drunk in small quantities to momentarily stave off the bitter, monotonous routine of your daily existence.
Summary: I think this trailer pretty much sums up the feeling of the entire
date film, a 146-minute mood piece in in which two unnamed characters eat potatoes, struggle to open and close doors against the wind and live out their lives in isolation and hardship in a barren landscape not unlike parts of the Midwest.
Not even my watermelon costume could set the mood after that, which I say in complete tribute to the filmmaker, who managed to make each minute of his characters' lives so unredeemably miserable that the minute before seems like good times, not unlike living with teenagers.