Young Bodies Heal Quickly
Directed by Andrew T. Betzer
Two brothers are fleeing arrest for the "accidental" killing of a young girl. Their destination is their estranged father's desolate compound on the sea shore.
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★★★★ review by Matty Stanfield on Letterboxd
Andrew T. Betzer's feature length cinematic debut is an intriguing and challenging film. After an accidental tragedy, their mother sends them away with a little money and a car.
The film defies genre and is largely experimental in narration and editing. Betzer offers more questions than answers. There is no sentiment here or comedy.
The film reminds me a bit of early work from Harmony Korine, but without the intention of shock or mock.
This is a powerful film that seems stands alone and is constantly threatening to slip and fall into unforgiving waters. Potent stuff.
★★★½ review by Peter Valerio on Letterboxd
Two brothers are on the run after one kills a girl. They meet people. Weird things happen... sort of. Each encounter is engaging, but the film as a whole doesn't completely come together.
★★★½ review by Nicklas Barback on Letterboxd
Strange and original road movie about fathers and sons, violence and history. Fascinating characters. Wonderful actors. Promising debut by Betzer.
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