Living in Oblivion (1995)

The half-hazard, cinema verite, B&W cold-open put me off at first… but wow am I glad I stuck with it. Such a smart little movie. As clever as it is, the meta-conceits of the film are handled with such subtlety that it never becomes a mere formal experiment. Its always telling a human story. The cast is excellent, and the darkly comedic tone is balanced all the way through. Great character-based satire. I can’t wait to explore more of this director!

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