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Time Stood Still

1959

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  • Does any great director (maybe Ozu?) have a lighter touch than Olmi? The set-up lends itself to violence (as in HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER) or at the very least cruelty, but here there's just reserve, shyness, hidden irritation, little bits of comedy and a surprisingly mobile camera (maybe he'd be more revered if his style was more boring); Olmi keeps it flowing, keeping the emphasis on authenticity and pictorial beauty, then pulls the trigger after about an hour.