SFIFF2013: “Nights with Theodore”, “Il Futuro” and “Helsinki, Forever” – Capsule Reviews and Trailers
Nights with Theodore
Part documentary and part narrative, Nights with Theodore is an exploration of Buttes-Chaumont Park in Paris, France. To be more specific, the film delves into the mystical history of the park and then quite effectively builds a fantasy narrative around it. We follow a couple, who, after spending the night in the park, are drawn back to it every night by an almost supernatural force, and while they enjoy their time in the park it is not without consequences.
Personally, Nights with Theodore filled me with nostalgia. It reminded me of those dreamlike nights where you connect with someone new and time seems to distort. You wander the streets talking and exploring without any real goal or destination, just wanting the moment to last as long as it can. It’s not everyday that a film strikes such a connection with me, and while it might not be one of my top films come the end of the year it will be a film that I’m forever glad I saw.
Showtimes for Nights with Theodore: Sun, Apr 28th – 6:45pm (Kabuki)
Mon, Apr 29th – 3:30pm (Kabuki)
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