ISMAEL’S GHOSTS REVIEWED
“Ismael’s Ghosts” asks the audience to enjoy a descent into madness. After you stop caring about whether or not everything is real, you’re not left with much to enjoy. This film is the equivalent of when someone tries to make something so insular that you need a pamphlet to follow the main plot. I’m smart and quite abreast of literary trends. However, this film is pretentious to the point of being distracting. If you’re a fan of Desplechin, you’re going to want to partake. Otherwise skip it.
- 2.40:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1