INDIEPIX FESTIVAL FAVORITES: VOLUME 4 REVIEWED
”So Bright is the View” is sold as a fable. All I see is a young woman getting hammered by the failure of her mother and her inability to escape being a woman in Eastern Europe. The lack of a bright future coupled with the need to make quick decisions places her at a hard road. Will our heroine Estera move to America or try to survive with her mother in Israel?
The film tries for a lot in its 102 minutes, but never sticks anything. I’m not sure if something is lost in the Romanian, but I never feel that connected to Estera’s struggle. After all, it seems that she loses no matter what she does.
- Bonus short film
- 1.78:1 / 2.35:1 standard definition transfers
- Dolby 2.0/5.1
RELEASE DATE: 3/27/18
- Video - 90%90%
- Audio - 88%88%
- Special Features - 90%90%
- Film Score - 87%87%
The Plot Thus Far
INDIEPIX FESTIVAL FAVORITES, VOLUME 4, being released in time to celebrate Women’s History Month this March, includes three acclaimed award-winners from around the globe, each of which focuses on compelling stories driven by women. SO BRIGHT IS THE VIEW, from Romania, is a slice-of-life drama following a woman in modern-day Bucharest caught at a crossroads; the deadpan SOLDATTE JEANNETTE, from Austria, is a portrait of two women from very different ends of the social spectrum; and A BLAST, from Greece, tells the story of one woman’s disillusionment with everything in her life in the wake of the collapse of the economy.