16 October 2012

Black Pond (Will Sharpe & Tom Kingsley, 2011, UK)

Out of the ashes of disappointment arising from a canceled screening of Garrone's Reality arose the small triumph of Black Pond. In this pseudodocumentary, which doesn't actually seem to be based on a true story, a family reenacts and deals with the fallout of the events resulting from an encounter with a strange man in a  nature area and his eventual death at their dinner table. If the fracturing of a family is less than entirely novel, I did find the treatment to be original. I found the film very funny and often quite moving as well. I really enjoyed it and would watch it again.

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