A Review of Euphonia
Euphonia is quite the achievement. It is a film that is hard to describe, short on plot and ultimately one needs to be able to just let the film wash over them. I thought the acting was strong, the cinematography was beautiful, and the sound design was some of the best that I’ve ever seen in a low budget film.
Will Euphonia be for everyone? Almost certainly not. If you need traditional narrative to enjoy a film, this may not be your cup of tea. If you’ve ever liked a Terrence Malick film, there is a chance that you will really like this movie.
I went in to watching the film knowing nothing about it. Perhaps this is a help. I almost feel like telling people that I loved it, but they will probably hate it. The reception of a film like this seems like it can be heavily colored by preconceived notions of what the viewer is going to see or experience.
If you can keep your expectations low (remember this film is an odd 53minutes long and was shot for less than $1,000 and has almost no dialogue) you might have a shot at enjoying it as much as I did.
Luckily for you, you can watch it on Vimeo.