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Arrival (2016) transported me in time on more than one occasion.
I’m not even making that up. It was an unexpected and joyous and sad side-effect of watching this masterpiece by director Denis Villeneuve, and entirely appropriate considering the film’s subject matter.
I’ll warn people here and now that there will be spoilers in this review. I avoided spoilers for Arrival for the longest time and I’m grateful for it. So if you haven’t yet seen the film, stop reading now and just watch it. But now that I’ve finally experienced the film, not discussing spoilery things is not an option.
For those of you who have seen Arrival, you’ll know that fragments in time play a critical role in the story’s development and are central to Amy Adams’s character, linguist Dr Louise Banks.
Quite unexpectedly, the film contained two moments that jumped me out of time and place:
1 - I see that shot of the rolling mist pouring over the mountains to where the alien vessel rests - and instantly I’m transported back two years ago to a crisp morning in Coffin Bay, where a fishing boat is taking my family and friends out to sea, mist rolling over the hills and spilling into the bay, the sun rising like a god behind it, bright and glorious. In that moment I’m grateful I hadn’t seen Arrival on its cinematic release, because the film reminding me of that real-life memory is perhaps better than if it had been the other way around.
2 - Amy Adams’s character is holding baby Hannah close to her, and immediately I can smell her baby (in a good way). Parents will understand what I mean: that particular smell of a baby’s skin is unique and special. It transports me 12 years to one of the many moments of holding my own baby son. And then, before I expect it, I’m crying because not only is that a happy memory, I also know what is to come for Louise’s little girl: cancer and death.
These moments may seem insignificant, but wrapped up in the context of a film in which time, family, and the fate of individuals and the world play such an important role, it affected me and made me feel so connected to the film in a way I never would have thought.
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