My Great Little Farm (2019), by John Chester – Review

Hyperalabada in several festivals, it seems that it is one of the movies that can not stop liking …

There is no doubt that interest
aroused by the ecological situation of our planet is amply
justified, especially to the rulers of the world who are ‘taken by a guasa’
the imminent dangers that we are already suffering. Therefore, the documentaries
on nature they proliferate and are placed on the screens of the entire planet
(Where there are screens, of course).

However, and as in all genres
cinematographic, there are more and less interesting; more or less cloying.

My big little farm (The Biggest Little Farm) is the story of the Chester, an American marriage: documentary director John Chester and his wife, professional chef Molly Chester, who quit their jobs and moved to the countryside north of Los Angeles to grow a farm.

Nature for the rich who,
aware of the favors that nature gives us can afford an idyllic
and passionate country life, and that's how they tell us in their documentary. A
possibility that, obviously, is not available to everyone.

Curling the curl of perfection of a life that can only be accessed by those with financial resources

Hyperalabada at several festivals (Sundance, Toronto, Telluride, Boulder International, Palm Springs International or Hamptons International, where in 2018 he received the Audience Award for Best Documentary) it seems that they can not stop liking, according to critics' that They know so much about this. '

But, as tastes there are for everyone and for everything, My big little farm it turns out – as I said before – cloying; curling the curl of perfection of a life that can only be accessed by those with financial resources; which is neither good nor bad, but it is only a small part of the reality of what is happening in our globe.

With the script of Chester himself, with Mark Monroe and photography also by Cherter, they add the virtuality of Jeff Beal's music to make a 'perfect' and irrevocably 'desirable' report of a life to which very few have access and that, by itself, it does not come to fix the problem that this planet has that we have wanted to destroy and adds to this new list of country tapes.


Synopsis In 2011, documentary director John Chester and his wife, professional chef Molly Chester, made an important decision: quit their jobs and move to the countryside north of Los Angeles to grow a farm.
country U.S
Address John chester
Script Mark Monroe, John Chester
Music Jeff Beal
Photography Kyle Romanek
Gender Documentary film
Duration 91 min.
Original title The Biggest Little Farm
Premiere 01/31/2020

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