As an introspective study of man's place in nature, Pablo Lamar's film has its merits, but as a mournful reverie on age and death, the film emptily grasps at transcendence.
Rotterdam Film Festival
Non-fiction elements hold considerably more emotional weight than scripted parts, though the premise of mixing a stranger with real small town locals is intriguing.
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