Models is a rather bizarre film which follows the everyday lives of three
models who pine for fame and fortune in the modeling game. The first thing that jumped out at me about this film is Uldrich Seidl's use of wide, steady voyeurist shot compositions which really do aid in creating a documentary type
feel. This effect really works to the film's advantage, convincing the viewer that what they are seeing is reality itself. We are shown a slice of life type film from a very cynical man who has a rather negative viewpoint on the daily social scene of modern life. We witness everything in their lives from the casual conversations, to their sexual escapades and it all feels very geniune to the audience. These characters talk about their wants and desires but Seidl's wide angles show loneliness in these characters, who unbeknownst to them, seem to just be searching for some type of emotional connection. I have a lot of trouble quantifying this film, but for me it really spoke to the selfishness and vanity which plagues modern society or humanity as a whole, but I really need to watch this one a few more times to grasp it. Hell, being that this is my fifth Ulrich Seidl flick, I still can't decide if I even like him or not but there is no denying that he is a unique voice in cinema.
Love of all things cinema brought me here.