Anomaly’s unavailability. The hunted is the negation of verifiability; an impossible experience that Husserl would define lack of filling. A black screen dappled in film imperfections; the intention that doesn’t reach its Erfüllung; the throbbing incarnate. How could the voice give light to dehydration, to convulsing despair? In the era of instant access, overproduced reality is smacked in a simulation-forfait.
2.5 I was really excited for this one. A promising, but ultimately underwhelming project. The premise sounded great, a fusion of contemplative documentary (Sid), and experimental form in passages (Bonnetta). Some beautiful landscapes, but as a feature film, became tedious for me, and the experimental form was too rare.
Digital. Indie Lisboa # 3. There are referential deviations that could jeopardize the film, such as making in the way of certain experimental cinema, such as Brakhage or Baillie (the cards that present the 3 different chapters and certain moments of editing) or Benning (direct quotation of "RR") and also the third part, so needless. But in the middle the film finds dimension and always presents a clever sound design.
Engrossing and horrifying in equal measure as the often quiet testimonies of those who have experienced the terrors visited by both nature and man on people attempting this highly dangerous desert crossing are heightened by visual and aural inflections which have the viewer quite literally peering into the deepest recesses of the frame and straining at the limits of the soundtrack for the full experiential effect.