The Box reflects on the relation between humanity, technology and nature through dream-like sequences – of an old craftsman who makes machines from rocks, his death, which transforms his village into a wasteland, and a box with a mind of its own and a secret inside.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
Eerie alloy of peroxided Ossang, postatomic-angst Yufit, Ilyenko’s a(/hyper)mnemonic Spring for the Thirsty and stark, dejected score recalling a black metal band's instrumental track, The Box is a memento that the world of things is dead, but not inert: proto-objects dictate their will to live, the inorganic reason resists subordination to the human project that values raw material as potential tools. All I craved 4