Shambhavi Kaul sets up dialectical dread in Death Valley in a series of uncanny shots of geological formations, eroded mountains, dunes and dried lava contrasted against images of shimmering night skies.
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You can tell the photographer took great care in framing each shot. The phenomenal sound design really transports the viewer in a spiritual sense. I was also particularly drawn to the moments at nightfall when the landscapes become dominated by beautiful shades of blue and pink.
Derives a lot of its strange, subliminal impact from the dissociation between the speed of images and sound. Two animals prowl a desolate, somehow-humanoid landscape, possessed by moon phases, perhaps, or else shackled in a cell of celluloid imagination.
(I love how the only appropriate way to write about avant-garde films is with a kind of stumbling, grasping poetry.)
A great short with powerful visuals. The inclusion of the animal subjects is what makes the film. Perhaps this is only me but the landscape comes alive and competes as a living being with these creatures.
Motion pictures of an island carved out by the surrounding ocean. Recommending to watch with a good headset. The sounds of the film are more captivating than the pictures. This filled my mind with thoughts of other unknown planets that contain no man, but only landscapes and the creatures that inhabit it.
I am always attracted films that can convey meditation and scope through their astethics (clip duration, audio, types of images, etc... all impessively consistent) This film is certainly held together like a poem.