The great thing about film festivals is the variety of motion pictures on offer. While most are understandably drawn to bigger and showier offerings, so many of the smaller films are equally as good. Often times better, even. Many times plans fall through and a film you take a chance on, ends up being one of the best things you see all week. So naturally, we’re excited here at the site, to see this trailer for Pink Wall. Which will have its world premiere at SXSW.
Here’s an official synopsis, to go along with the above:
“PINK WALL is a modern day romance, following the six year relationship of Jenna and Leon. Intimately told through defining moments along their journey together, the film explores how both friendship and resentments grow as the pressures of adult life confront them.”
By default, relationship dramas are a sticky bunch. With several handfuls produced each year, it takes a talented cast or creative hook to draw people in. Both of which Pink Wall seem to have. Operating somewhere between Linklater’s Before series and Michael Winterbottom’s 9 Songs, this film focuses on six key moments, over six years, that define a relationship. Helping matters even further are leads Tatiana Maslany and Jay Duplass. The latter taking on a role usually relegated to his brother, Mark. From the trailer at least, they seem to have a good amount of chemistry. Not to mention the chops to carry the weightier stuff. Another thing that sticks out here: Bobby Shore’s (The Invitation) cinematography. The way the aspect ratio shifts with each different time period is an inspired choice. Homecoming on Amazon also employed a similar technique, but it’s no less cool to see it here.
We’ll have more on Tom Cullen’s directorial debut, Pink Wall, after it premieres on March 9th. We’re excited to see how it turns out.