San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2012: “The Exchange”, “The Law In These Parts” and “Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir” Reviews and Trailers
The Exchange is a surprise, and is impossible to classify. We follow a university PhD student as he seems to slowly become more isolated from the world, and especially from his wife, who is following suit in turn. The pacing is very subdued, and the acting is realistic and down-tempo. We begin to mistrust the world as he does, and the atmosphere takes on a rather mysterious air, as very little makes logical sense in the film – and almost nothing is explained.
The cinematography is fantastic, and takes advantage of one of the abilities unique to cinema as an art – the ability to watch the world as an isolated observer from afar. Everything about this film is soft-spoken and strange, but with a vast amount of consideration resulting from the material. Highly recommended. Read More…