Film Review: ORDINARY DAYS (Canada 2017) ***

Festival Reviews

Ordinary Days Poster
Cara Cook is a bright, athletic, college student who disappears without a trace. Five days play out three times from a trio of perspectives; her spiraling parents, the troubled detective assigned to her case and finally, Cara herself.

Directors:

Kris BoothJordan Canning 

A 3-act film based on a script written by one person with the three acts directed by 3 different directors, ORDINARY DAYS looks at an event from three different points of view.  The fact that each act is directed by a different person offers the film different perspectives, though a disadvantage means a kind of disjointed storytelling.  Whether the tactic works is arguable but credit should be given to the filmmakers for the idea where different timelines also intersect, a tactic used before though not that often in films.

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