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Potentially the sexiest film in Cinequest this year. Blur is less of a movie, and more of a filmed poem. It's also more than likely the most gorgeous piece of Cinematography I've ever encountered at a festival. It's a story of a couple who go on a road trip, and they somehow grow most distant from each other the further they get from home, all this despite being together in an amazing automobile! The main thrust of this one might be the idea that we're more distant from each other today when we are together than when we are apart, and part of that has to do with our reliance on escape through social media, texting, and all those other brutal distractions. There's also one of the sexiest bathroom scenes in the history of the world. I could see some not really finding the point, or not being willing to plumb the depths to look at how layered this film is, but no one can deny the desert vistas and cinematography are world class.
I've made art films. I've been that guy on the set who is insanely jealous of the GUY on set. You know the one, that freak who can do everything, who has the ear of the director, and who you're 100% certain is a complete and total fraud. That's Borshia, and the film, Saving Borshia, is a wonderful film about who Humans deal with the Gods that walk among them. Borshia attempts to kill himself, only to be saved by a member of a film crew. He joins up and that's when things start to happen. It's a fascinating story, and one that I can't think of without reflecting back. The acting is top-notch, and the various degree of slow-burn and atomic anger play off each other so well. A wonderfully fun film!