Come Undone is your cliché art house foreign film: a movie where not much happens at all and very slowly. This foreign film DVD will be released to the general puclic April 5th 2011 but Film Movement Canada subscribers have received it.
Directed by Silvio Soldini, Come Undone is the story of Anna and Domenico, two thirty something people who decide to have an affair. Anna seems to be happy with her live-in boyfriend and Domenico seems to be happy with being a family man. They meet by chance at Anna's work, have a couple of coffee dates where fate plays a bit of a role in getting them together, and spend some time together in a hotel room.
Silvio Soldini is also a documentary filmmaker and it shows. He follows his characters around in their daily lives but you never really get to know them, what motivates them, or anything. Daily events happen but they only seem to be filling time outside of scenes involving both main characters.
I am usually impressed by the choices Film Movement makes for its selections but this one really failed to even vaguely interest me.
The short film included on this foreign film DVD is 12 Years by Daniel Nocke. This is a plasticine animation film about a woman being dumped after 12 years for a poodle.