Although the circular framing and spiral effects create shots of real beauty, reminiscent of Renaissance painting, this did not compensate for a viewing experience which I found awkward and stilted. Likewise, the occasional moments of charm were too few and far between. Laudably experimental and hinting at interesting religious and social themes but for me it was an insufficiently coherent piece.
The terrifying simplicity of the perfect circle of life. Stabbing at heaven the rocket symbolises our short lived hopes. 'And they made a tower to reach to the heavens and the gods said look they will compare themselves to us and they made their speech as a babble so that they were in confusion and they went to their different courses,
I really enjoyed this. Rural Mexico is a great setting, good countryside, a volcano and some lovely dresses and cool ponchos. Some funny moments, particularly near the beginning. The round viewing device worked well, focussing your attention and framing the shots effectively. The story meandered a little, particularly towards the end, but overall it was well worth watching.
I know the Tondoscope thing isn't quite a game changer or anything, but it's still kind of fascinating. Even more so because the circle format constantly makes you aware you're watching a film, which adds an interesting perspective to such spiritual matter. No wonder this is a final piece in a trilogy about the arising of human consciousness.