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12 May 2020


by Andrew MacGregor

A Kind of Man: “Flip” - 4 mins 03s

Director Meeto delivers a one-two punch for compatriot A Kind of Man, starting with this dreamlike promo about a timid young man and his tough guy dad. Flitting between their high-rise flat and a forest clearing, the film offers a tactile, engaging portrait of masculinity as father encourages son to both toughen up and loosen up.

Itís a peculiar yet tender bond, as the two spar in the open air and dance under fluorescent lights. At this point, however, a woman keen to break the son out of his shell arrives on the sceneÖ wearing a pair of angel wings, no less.

Their wordless first meeting is in sharp contrast to family life, with the two free to express themselves through play and sign language. As part one of Meetoís two-part promo, itís an intriguing opening gambit.

Director: Meeto Ⓦ (Missing Link Films Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Cinematographer: Jonathan Grevsen

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