A treatise on time and history and life. An exploration of an abandoned space filled with memories and textured by the passage of time. A study of the people who are drawn to these places and who become a part of their history. The archival footage projected upon the aged walls is beautiful.
Wonderful use of light, textures and abstract images in profound, unspoken relationship to human activity.
Sometimes boring, often mystifying, but more and more rewarding as it moves to a tentative end
"History happened slowly. It happens slowly here." A bit like reading one of Robert Aickman's more oblique stories. "And there was only one way to cross the Urumea river, they could only cross it a Ergobia." Reminded me of other house documentaries Koolhaas Houselife and Pierre Henry: The Art of Sounds. "What could he say? He was dead." Loved the film projected onto the walls and overall cinematography. Fantastic.
Some great compositions, esp during the stormy night. The solemn feeling history gives us... should maybe make us know what is more important. I would rather not to be memorized b/c I didn't want to pay toll across a river. Then again life is already "pointless" if all we do is for leaving some legacy, it would all be gone some day. Here we are at the hedonistic temptation (including doing art/pure math) again. help
I loved the photography and how the house itself represented a living body to defend and preserve; an overall nice movie but I couldn't cope with the projections on the walls, seemed a poor choice and distracted me from the stillness of the mostly-unhabited house.