Films set in Tuscany | Heaven (Tom Tykwer, )
Blanchett's acting and the Italian scenery make this an art-house experience of note see more exploration of the relationship between the two main characters but on After a gripping start in which Cate Blanchett's character sets off a bomb in cent geuinine and at the end your brain struggles to file the title under 'fiction' . Heaven is a romantic thriller film directed by Tom Tykwer, starring Cate Blanchett and At her wits' end, she decided to kill the leader of the cartel, the businessman whose office she targeted. to the countryside, where they eventually find refuge with one of Philippa's friends and finally consummate their relationship. Heaven is a romantic thriller film directed by Tom Tykwer, starring Cate Blanchett The film then cuts to Phillipa (Blanchett), who is preparing to plant a bomb in the At her wits' end, she decided to kill the leader of the cartel, the businessman with one of Philippa's friends and finally consummate their relationship.
We have always the threat that this is really magical rather than real. To make this work requires an actress who can pull the entire world with her.
The less noise she makes, the more we hear. Cate Blanchett is one of the three most powerful, multilayered actresses alive, and possibly the only one whose scalp could become the whole landscape. Watch how much she does with so little actual motion.
She's changing the way we dream. Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote.
Heaven () directed by Tom Tykwer • Reviews, film + cast • Letterboxd
As a writer and professor, I still consider film my foremost love of all the arts. In consequence, I've seen thousands of films--and those include nearly every one of the hundreds which are considered the greatest in the medium. After multiple viewings, I place Heaven at the top. The direction and cinematography are both remarkable, the story utterly compelling, and the performances--especially Cate's--beyond compare.
It is actually the overwhelming power and beauty of Cate that's the core of the film's art. I suppose it's hard to imagine the existence of a full level beyond what we consider--previously--to have been the most beautiful and artful female performance on screen. We watch the doors close from a corridor. A few seconds later we hear an explosion and the elevator doors twist open enough to show the light from outside. Filippo's dad meets the lovers and provides money.
Fatalistically, the two arrive there anyway. The film begins to acquire the artificiality of the opening training animation.
Kieslowski's heavy-handedness in giving his leads the same name, and then the same birthday, seems out of character. The actors' relationship becomes more symbolic and less realistic. She nails the pivotal scene where she learns what her action has wrought.
Ribisi is also good, although his character is more symbolic. Younger than Philippa, Filippo reflects the children she has killed and the innocence Vendice has destroyed.
He's cooed over by a shopkeeper who admires his new uniform and has an odd bed wetting incident.
However, when the two run bald-headed through the hills they're just not believable as a couple in love. Tykwer lends the film's first half a tone that recalls Kieslowski's first Decalogue episode perhaps because Arvo Part's score recalls Preisner's work.
When her explosive plan goes horribly wrong, she is horrified by her actions, yet still bent on her mission. However she is incarcerated by the Italian police for the crime, and only through the intervention by the officer translating named Filippo Giovanni Ribisi can she continue. The ending, while strongly symbolic, still manages to be breath-taking and powerful. Tykwer and his cinematographer, Frank Griebe Chlotrudis winner for LOLA construct a beautiful film, with swooping crane and stunning aerial shots.