Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
Directed by Josephine Decker
The arrival of a handsome new farmhand named Akin (Joe Swanberg, V/H/S) threatens the balance between a farmer (Robert Longstreet) and his daughter Sarah (Sophie Taub). Sarah sets her sights on Akin, and he too begins picturing her while pleasuring himself. As the three characters circle each other, the tension simmers until exploding in a very scary way. To say more would give away the offbeat pleasures of Josephine Decker’s acclaimed film, which critics described as “existential horror” similar to the work of arthouse directors David Lynch, Terence Malick and Ingmar Bergman.
Scary tensions build when a farmhand comes between a farmer and his daughter.
Cast: Joe Swanberg, Sophie Traub, Robert Longstreet
Good, unsettling, drags a bit, worth it for the payoff in the last like, three minutes of the movie.
memorable, started of great. i was disappointed in the end . overall worth the watch for me, i love Joe Swanberg.
I was not a big fan of this movie. I just thought that they could have explained the daughters and dads relationship a little bit better, and the way it ended was a shock, It just didn't make a whole lot of since.
This is an interesting watch. Don't expect lots of gore, or ghosts or anything like that. This is more of a psychological thriller than anything else. The horrors of isolation, loneliness, with a sense of clashing cultures. It is a farmer's daughter joke gone very wrong. It isn't really slow, but there is a laid-back aesthetic to it. It's helpful that it is only 78 minutes, had it been even 10 minutes longer, I don't think it would have worked.
Not bad. Not bad at all.