Eye For Film >> Movies >> My Love (2006) Film Review
Reviewed by: Andrew Robertson
This film is set in pre-revolutionary Russia, following a boy on the cusp of 16 as he dreams of and then chases his first love. It conveys genuine emotion, the dizzying romanticism of youth, the torments of the immature heart.
It is also beautiful, boldly so, appearing as an Impressionist painting brought to dazzling motion. At times it is Monet, the tranquility of waterlilies, at others paint throws itself upon the screen as from the brush of Turner. It is visually perfect, the score so neatly integrated that it feels a natural fit.
This makes it all the sadder that the subtitling is imperfect, with some clumsy errors and some sections lacking any at all. The meaning is clear, but it's an awkward note in a film that is otherwise so perfect.Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2007
If you like this, try:Hallam Foe