Just Don't Think I'll Scream (Dir. Frank Beauvais, 2019)
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Frank Beauvais’s intimate essay film assembles excerpts from the 400-plus films the French director watched over a four-month period of seclusion in 2016. On the soundtrack, Beauvais speaks of the breakup that led to his retreat, the estranged father with whom he bonded over cinema just before his death, and the symptoms of our current cultural climate that make pressing on an act of resistance. Beauvais’s montage—composed of both international classics and obscurities—alights upon small but specific details, reframing otherwise incidental images into an indelible and immensely moving reflection on life, love, and loss.
A highly original and personal movie memoir.
Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
One of the hottest tickets in the 2019 Berlinale Forum... a poignant, immensely moving personal diary.
Jorge Mourinha, MUBI Notebook
Grade A. Exhibits the best kind of aesthetic innovation, namely, innovation inextricably married to the story being told.
Joe Blessing, The Playlist
A brisk, stimulating movie which concludes (correctly) that compulsive cinephilia is a rewarding parasite at the best of times.
Vadim Rizov, Filmmaker Magazine
Beauvais uses other artists’ images to express an intensely personal voice. It suggests nothing less than that a bildungsroman truest to the experience of contemporary life should be made with editing software.
Steve Erickson, The Brooklyn Rail