CCFF 2018: Fast Color
✰✰✰✰½ (out of five)
Synopsis: Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman who has supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers are discovered. With nowhere else to go, she flees back to her family and the farmhouse she abandoned long ago. There, while being pursued by the local sheriff, she begins to mend the broken relationships with her mother and daughter and learns that the power she needed was inside her all along.
Review: "Fast Color" is a superhero film that doesn't want to be a superhero film. I mean that in a good way. A great way, even. It plays with the cliches and notions created by comic book movies with indie flair and an arms-length approach. They explore mythology of archetypes so beautifully, with actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the heroine. She's almost meta: her powers manifest at unknown periods, uncontrollably sometimes, when she wants them hidden and kept at bay. it is a dazzling, beautiful film to look at. The cinematography speaks volumes on the message. The story is undeniably one of exquisite merit, too. They keep a lot of the elements simple as they come off as ever-so extraordinary.
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