Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Vincent Gallo, Maribel Verdú, Alden Ehrenreich, Klaus Maria Brandauer. 127 min. Rated R. USA/Italy/Spain/Argentina. Drama.
After all these years, true to form, Coppola still continues his experimentation with cinema. The beautiful black and white cinematography (with some strange emphasis on flashing lights), and the soundtrack (at times synchronized with the characters' facial gestures!) prove a grandmaster is at work here. Apparently the story is Coppola's semi-autobiography, but autobiographers should know that their life stories may not be as interesting to others as they are to themselves - and that is where Tetro fails. The Almodovar-like ending, where some strange hateful family relationship is revealed, was hard to stomach. But I still loved the cinematography.