Does a ‘beautiful’ film necessarily have to have amazing cinematography?
Despite really rather pedestrian lensing, Ned Farr’s The Gymnast is beautiful film. Filled with well-thought out visual motifs and built around a series of stunning pieces of aerial performance art, the film not only calls into question traditional conceptions of beauty but also traditional models of self-actualisation. Is being honest with yourself and the people around you really all that is needed in order to be happy? This film about a lesbian coming out of the closet late in life suggests that some outings are more equal than others.
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