TIFF 2018 Review: Let Me Fall
This TIFF movie is one to watch.
Let Me Fall is an Icelandic drama that follows the true story of two teenage girls who spiral into drug addiction. The film follows the girls as they navigate their feelings for eachother while experimenting with drugs, and we see their drug habits progress as their personal lives begin to decline. We also see the two girls in their later life as adults, where they both struggle to different extents with the path that their younger years led them too.
The film’s jump between their younger years and their older selves juxtaposes their gradual declines with the end results of their addiction. The performers do a great job of showing the unfiltered grit of the subject matter, with Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir as older Magnea being a highlight. She gives her character such specific mannerisms and ticks that contrast with the young Magnea and show us the harsh effects of her addiction.
Overall, Let Me Fall is a gritty portrayal of drug addiction that really does a true story justice, by both captivating and educating its audience.