DIRECTOR: GUS VAN SANT
CAST: CASEY AFFLECK, CASEY AFFLECK
Two men, both named Gerry, drive off into the desert, pull over, then wander into the wastes with no firm destination and, finally, no direction home. The beginning of a radical, noncommercial new direction in Van Sant’s work, here heavily influenced by the durational cinema of Béla Tarr, this minimalist marvel of languorous long takes slows down to enlarge every nuance of the performances by stars Matt Damon and Casey Affleck, and to allow the eye to drift into the desert panoramas. A film about getting lost, into which the viewer can themselves disappear.