27 Dec '13, 2pm

@sharonzaa im reading reviews for sandcastles WHY DOES EVERYONE LIKE IT

@sharonzaa im reading reviews for sandcastles WHY DOES EVERYONE LIKE IT

Hi Alex, thanks for your balanced review of the film. I caught Sandcastle at its premiere, and loved it. I agree with you: I don’t think its perfect, but perhaps for different reasons. It is a tad too long, and the conveying of the family’s history through use of voice-over in the reading of the letter is a contrived cinematic device. You get the feeling that Boo is consciously lenghtening his film, a sense that he is trying hard to impress with what is essentially his first full-length feature. But I enjoyed it on so many levels. Boo has a gift for story-telling; a knack for weaving elements as disparate as a boy’s relationship with his grandparents to the student movements of the 1950s and 1960s into a coherent, engaging narrative. There is also a consistency and refinement about his cinematic language that is rare, I think, among filmmakers his age. It’s been there sinc...

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