Slamdance Film Review: Domestic

Posted January 28, 2013 in


Slamdance Film Festival

Director: Adrian Sitaru


In this heartfelt film, Romanian director Adrian Sitaru takes us along on his investigation of humanity's relationship with the animals we love, the animals we eat and the difference between the two. Focusing on the lives of a small, tight-knit Romanian community, Domestic is a charming examination of how relationships with animals can help us deal with life, and with death, without taking itself too seriously. Though the subtitles are poorly done, the wonderfully emotional portrayals from pretty much the entire cast are enough to push meaning through the language barrier. Sitaru also puts together several well-constructed transitions throughout the film, allowing for long periods of time to pass inbetween one scene to the next without any loss of comprehension. Without being heavy-handed, and without saying as such,Domestic could just be the perfect argument to make the switch to vegetarianism or, god forbid, veganism.


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