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Green (AFI Fest 2011)

Green is a peculiar film, oddly charming, eerie, lingering, I'm still digesting it. As I sat through the film I wasn't sure how it would end, and I liked that. There were times when I found certain characters annoyingly pretentious (the farmer-blogger boyfriend) but thankfully moments of depth surfaced, and eventually I found him likable enough. Sophia Takal is by far the stand-out actor of the piece, her character sparked the brightest, her performance kept me captivated through the lulls of the story. Takal also holds the title of writer/director and Green marks a noteworthy entrance. If you're looking for a conventional Hollywood love-triangle then be forewarned, Green travels more subtle waters. But if you're interested in something a little less neat, strangely potent and thought-provoking you're on the right boat.
An intimate friendship between two women dissolves as they are drawn into an irrational, destructive spiral of jealousy and paranoid fantasy in this haunting examination of the female psyche.
You can catch an encore screening of Green at the AFI Fest presented by Audi on Saturday, Nov. 5th at 10p.m. For more info visit www.afi.com/afifest


Official Site: www.themoviegreen.com