Recreation of part of Louis Malle’s film of the same name follows a group of female soldiers as they wander around an deserted landscape of abandoned houses, developments and the forest.
I’m at a loss to explain it. Visually it’s not bad, however what it means or what I’m supposed to get out of it got lost somewhere about the half way mark when I started to get annoyed by the deliberate posing of the soldiers in tableaus. I also had the feeling that this would have been much better if I knew the Malle film it was riffing on. The reference to the earlier film much mean something right?
Perhaps but I have no idea. I grew bored and closed my eyes.
This is a film juxtaposing the wildly designed home of an architect with the landscape and cabins around it as people move through the two landscapes.
A better film than Black Moon, it feels more genuine even if we get a couple of moments of people imitating animals. Over the course of the films 35 minutes the film takes on the feeling of a science fiction or post-apocalyptic film from the 1970’s. If pushed I’d say there is something about the look reminds me of Zardoz, Rollerball, and The Final Program mashed together. It’s not so much that its anything overt rather the visual style reminds me of that mid-1970’s idea of the future.
I have no idea what it means, and frankly I didn’t care. I just sort of got lost in the visuals which kicked up all sorts of random thoughts. I have no idea if I need or want to see it again, but I enjoyed my time seeing it.
For more information on the screenings of both these films go here.