Writer, Director, Cinematographer and Editor – Aleksa Ristovic – opens up his film with a pulse and energy that makes the audience feel as if they are on a ride. The gorgeous visuals in this film are stunning.
Filmed on the Maltese Islands, LOSIN‘ YOU is a visual journey. The Cinematography and location takes your breath away. Shots of an ‘angry’ ocean – is captivating.
The piece of the puzzle missing from this film is a solid story.
LOSIN‘ YOU is about a young female musician (Shannon McEvoy) who is seeking inspiration through her personal memories – which are indirectly connected with the famous landmark that was destroyed in a terrible storm. Inspiration is reflected through nostalgic moments of her love life. These emotions will affect her in an attempt to create a beautiful song.
Moments in the film seem repetitive and slow moving. The film opens with such momentum and movement – that when the transition happens to the beautiful, tranquil setting – it feels like a completely different film. There needs to be more to move the story forward. Because of no dialogue in the film, it was replaced with heavy score – which overpowered the film at times.
The female musician, boyfriend and mysterious painter – didn’t hold any depth in terms of relationship. The characters journey seemed superficial – making it difficult for the audience to care. What comes to mind is that this film might make a great music video.
In terms of Cinematagrophy, the film is top notch and should win awards. Sound is also very well done.
Ristovic is somewhat new to the filmmaking scene – but he clearly shows in this piece – how visual a talent he truly is.