phraxos OP t1_jear1b7 wrote

Some interesting observations in this:

>"It is his biggest, oddest, and most delirious work yet—and one he’s guessing will be “rejected” by many people on first viewing."

>"It's horrifying, but less committed to scares and more committed to unsettling psychological absurdism. Aster has made the kind of movie that begs to be debated and analyzed. Long, with no easy narrative for viewers to grasp, it's nonetheless an intensely creative work of indelible incredible filmmaking."

>"Watching Beau Is Afraid is an almost distressingly intimate experience, like living inside a panic attack or climbing into someone's subconscious. You have to give yourself over to the dream logic of Beau's existence, where just journeying outside your front door is a terrifying prospect. "I wanted the film to be as subjective as you can get and I wanted the feeling to be like you've been through a person—through somebody's nervous system," Aster says."

>"Aster is prepared for people to have strong, possibly negative, feelings after watching the film. It's a big swing, and he knows it. "I'm expecting it to be rejected by a lot of people on first viewing," he says. “It's doing very weird things and I'm hoping it's something that will grow for people afterwards. I think if people do reject it at first that's not bad,” he continues. “I think that the film almost wants that and then it wants to linger and shape-shift.”