In a single 11 minute take, the film takes us from lush sunsets. to beyond the green ray, and into the gloaming, into the heavy night’s darkness, where we, transfixed, can do nothing but await the impending storm.
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The Green Ray is the strangest film in Barley's filmography. Maybe both his calmest and most intense short. The whole of Green Ray is in Sleep Has Her House. What did Barley intend by separating it from the rest of that film? It becomes more formal and philosophical. Less about experience? We see Barley sculpt with time and landscape more than any other film. We see his craft. As its own film it works. 4.6/5