IFFBoston: Everything Will Be Okay
I know I have already covered this one, but it was also the first film I saw at the IFFBoston. Upon the second viewing, it has lost none of its intelligence and depth. What struck me this time around was the abundant humor. Even though it has a very somber message, there are moments of great humor, including a man with a pipe coming out of his chest and the attempted greeting "weh."
The timing of the humor is impeccably placed, often for the viewer's sake. It introduces the film on an awkward/funny note, and it manages to lighten the mood when all seems lost. The humor always feels natural, coming from the development of the story rather than feeling shoehorned.
I know I sound like a slobbering fanboy on this one, but I honestly feel like this is the closest thing I've seen to a piece of transcendent work in a long while. It touched me on an intellectual level, an emotional level, and a spiritual level. There is nothing more I could ask of from a film.