Prince Avalanche

It amazes me how many films that I saw at the Berlinale in February are only hitting the German screens now. Certainly, there are films that didn’t have a distribution deal when they were in the Berlinale, but surely the big ones like Prince Avalanche were safe bets. Either way Prince Avalanche is finally in the theatres and it’s a film that is indeed worth watching.

Every summer Alvin (Paul Rudd) leaves civilization behind and takes a job in the woods. To paint street marks in the middle of nowhere and complete solitude he this year takes his girlfriend’s brother Lance (Emile Hirsch) with him. The odd couple are off to a bad start, but as was to be expected from a film like this, develop a close friendship over the duration of their stay.

Prince Avalanche is hillarious, it’s heartfelt, surreal, slow and turns a fascinatingly beautiful landscape destroyed by a massive fire into a main character. Watch it, you’ll leave the cinema happy.

The film certainly deserved the best director bear it received at this years Berlinale.

Prince Avalanche (D: David Gordon Green / USA 2013)

Diesen Artikel auf deutsch lesen.

<a href="" target="_self">Lia</a>