SKY (2015) FABIENNE BERTHAUD

Wikipedia addresses the movie Sky as “A 2015 French-German drama film written and directed by Fabienne Berthaud. It stars Diane Kruger, Norman Reedus, Gilles Lellouche, Lena Dunham, Q’orianka Kilcher, Lou Diamond Phillips and Sasha Perl-Raver. It was shown in the Platform section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was released in France on 6 April 2016 by Haut Et Court,and in Germany on 2 June 2016 by Alamode Films.” 4895856_7_f82f_sky-film-francais-de-fabienne-berthaud_9a5bb31348637f1ab78e28b0b69205c6Krugar is who we see first playing a sweet French women called Romy caught in a lost relationship with her husband. They flee to the dessert of Nevada for a vacation that they feel will save their relationship. Both you and I know that never works. Using the beautiful scenery and the neutral colors Berthaud makes the vast empty margins of the desert seem peaceful. The husband and wife reach an impasse on their lovely adventure when a fight caused by the obnoxious husband results in the accidental murder. A terrified Romy flees the scene (as anyone would) and after purchasing a new car for a grand heads out to Las Vegas (of course) for an adventure of her own. This is where she meets everyone’s favorite walking dead character! Norman Reedus plays a casino hoping, prostitute purchasing park ranger named Diego. This is where the real story begins. A seemingly untreatable and unfortunate string of events follows that are hard to relate to ending with a surprise even I wasn’t expecting. If you watch closely it is hinted at. The nature ad goal of a feel good movie is obvious. A feel good movie leaves you feeling like you can do anything with your life that you set your mind too. I like to categorize Sky as a feel bad movie. A feel bad movie is a good movie to cry with, or reevaluate your life. These kinds of movies make you say “I’m glad that’s not me” when its all said and done. The writer makes it easy to connect to the characters even though you have never been in their situation. The cast consists of good people making bad decisions. Romy and Diego just want to be in love but let their fear of …feeling feelings get in the way of that. They can not blame the downfall of their relationship on anyone but themselves. Maybe a little on poor health. But it can not be denied that they would have had more time together if they had not been so stubborn. The ending is sad but realistic and satisfying and I will not hesitate to turn to the Netflix feature again when I need an interesting and subtle plot (or I want to see Reedus shirtless)

Written by Larae Tillery

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