Often called a “film poem” or a “film symphonie” Huszárik’s masterpiece consists of montages of horses from the dawn of time to the modern times from cave paintings to horse race.
3.5 Finalul e tulburător..
a cacophonic embroidery that seamlessly shifts, very quickly, through an arc of nostalgia, fear, and death. cracked pavement, stone paths, and dark trees brilliantly juxtaposed against branding, scars, and murder.
the title fits like a glove. powerful critic, harsh footage.
Great short! Loved how the images of horse faces came back throughout the film. In this movie the horses stay real beings, while humans are a faceless and autonomous process that happens to them.
Should not have seen this just before going to bed.
Beautiful and sad.
Upsetting, honest, brilliant. The soundtrack did not marry with the images. If anything, I think the film would have resonated even more in silence.
Ok, you like horses right?… old people as well? A few doves and zooms too?... excuse my ignorance.
I also hate the *SPOILER ALERT* killing scene (hey, it's titled Elegia, which means there will be death somewhere, realistically or simbolically). But this film is 20 minutes feast for the eyes.
aside from the *SPOILER ALERT* killing scene (which i hated) i must admit that Huszarik has created a stunning film
truly gorgeous, stunning and beautiful.
Pretty much as perfect as a short film gets imho...