Piece of Old Poetry / Saeed Aghighi’s Review of “Song of Granite”
23 April 2018 - 12:48
If you are looking for the obscure works from the less known cultures and its indigenous signs, this interesting biopic with black and white filming, it’s the remembrance of Robert Fleherty and Free Cinema of United Kingdom with its effective and simple visual impressions. Its dramatic moment remembers us Renoir’s poetic works and its fishing part it’s to somehow like Before the Revolution of Bertolucci and La Terra Trema of Visconti. The movie is about lyrics and the movie itself is like lyric with kind and exciting words. As the songs last forever by recording, the film is also recorded in the mind of viewers through the poetic images, beautiful speeches and folkloric music, which each piece comes out of a larynx of one of the villagers. Combining documentary and “grainy” images with powerful and clear images of other scenes provides a coherent mix of reality and poetry and tracking the song of the land makes the song an element of life, work and nature, and it explains the reason for its survival in the minds and languages of the people without any emphasis, and the creative use of voice over, it makes sense reaching to the lost song even when anybody doesn’t sing. Enjoying every single picture and song is the most important, first and probably the last thing we do when watching a movie. It seems like a piece of old poetry that transcends the boundaries of rhetoric.