Thursday, April 6, 2006
"Brothers of the Head" is a film that you don't want to read anything about if you know for sure that you will go see this it. Really, nothing! None! Zip! Just go and see it and it will be a trip. This film will be shown at the upcoming 49th San Francisco International Film Festival. So you must stop reading any info about this film now if you want to go see it.
The film is about two brothers who are conjoint twins in the 1970s. They were trained to be rock stars from the underground music world, because their physical condition can be exploited. Sex, drug, and rock'n roll are the norm of their lives and we get to know these twin brothers better and better, and feel sad and sympathy for them.
I had no idea what this movie is about when I sat in the theatre last Wednesday. When it started, I thought it was a documentary with all the interviews, old footages, live concerts etc. But then, when the credit rolled, I was like, wait a minute! This is not a documentary!
Yeah, but it was too late. I was already completely manipulated by director's carefully arranged materials. It blurs the line between a documentary and a fiction. It's a fake documentary, and it can't be more real.
The handsome twin brothers always arm in arm and head on shoulder. They play together, they work together, they sleep together, and they bath together. I know, they go to restroom together, but the film didn't show it. They have no choice, because they are conjoint. But the images are rather homoerotic.
I am not a fan of loud rock music, but I enjoy the music in the film. It's really refreshing and interesting to see how they built the band.
This film is a pleasant surprise, in many ways.
My rating: 8 out of 10.