Tetro

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
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Coppola takes a break from making wine to return with this mesmerising, highly literate tale of familial secrets and lies. Vincent Gallo exudes broken down, beatnik charm as the eponymous writer, while newcomer Alden Ehrenreich nearly steals the show as his younger brother, fuelled by confused desires and destructive rivalries.

The bohemian cafes and bars of Buenos Aries take on an almost mythical aspect with the intense black and white cinematography, while flashbacks are brought forth in phantasmagoria colour.

A startling reminder of how film can transport an audience, Tetro is the work of a true master rediscovering his muse.

9/10

Words by Rob Monk


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