Similar to Ancarani's last film 'The Challenge', Atlantide is a beautifully rendered document of a very specific subculture. It is largely vibes expressed through a transfixing aestheticization. A mood piece in which documentation reaches towards something transcendental. The film's more lofty ambitions about the masculine id and rudderless youth don't quite achieve the potency or clarity Atlantide seems to be striving for but there is still a lot of like here. Atlantide's alluring sensorial artifice is just the latest document of Yuri Ancarani's directorial prowess, and the way the film depicts the intrinsic contention between mortality and primal masculine impulses provides a fascinating subtext for those into that type of thing. Vibesssssss.
Love of all things cinema brought me here.