Review: Always

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By Louise McLeod Tabouis.

In the compact five minutes that make up Yann Danh’s latest film ‘Always’ (2015), a certain drama is created, a not-simple task when there is no dialogue. With the use of flashbacks, the tone of the character’s relationship is established quickly, showing the endearing and affectionate beginnings of love. The present-time scenes transition well, despite the contrast, motivating the viewer to ask why the woman has changed from beloved to ignored.

Amongst the flashbacks is one that grates. A third character is introduced, looking disturbingly similar to the male protagonist (although it could just be the matching stubble…). Violence ensues and the well-composed musical soundtrack gains tempo and volume, distracting the viewer unnecessarily and creating what I felt, was an untimely climax.
‘Always’ finishes with a surprise ending, one that made me return to the beginning and watch the film again. In the spirit of ‘The Sixth Sense’ (Night Shyamalan, 1999) and ‘The Others’ (Amenabar, 2001), to name just two films of a similar genre, Danh’s film is intriguing, reassuring and disconcerting at the same time.
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ALWAYS from Yann Danh on Vimeo.

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