- Delven Shaw
DRY WIND is steamy
DRY WIND felt like several films braiding into one satisfying whole. Some will find its appeal is it comments on the environment, as a group of men work in a fertilizer plant in Brazil that is inherently dangerous. For some the appeal will be the unabashed sexuality of this ensemble of men who cruise and connect without abandon.
Finally, not unlike Tom Ford’s A SINGLE MAN, our hero is desperate for more than his goldfish and jigsaw puzzles, and yet is always on the emotional outside. His journey is most appealing.
How those stories are woven together – including factory shots made beautiful by spectacular lighting - and a mostly male ensemble that looks great in their speedos before work, in the showers, and in the woods – is brilliant work by writer/director Daniel Nolasco .
The danger of the setting never goes away, but it is matched by a tension between two men whose regular trysts are interrupted by a third whose presences evokes a volcano of jealousy and heartbreak.
The taut screenplay relies greatly on visuals, and the cast inhabits their roles as if they were actually working in the plant. Great work all around.