A film which I felt had a similar atmosphere and perspective to the new Blade Runner film, though pared down. It plays its modest production values to its strength. It felt like reading a collection of science fiction short stories which weave certain characters and ideas back together. I wish to see this film again soon.
The most interesting thing are incidental references to Russian culture, the best bit is the moment when the girl and the woman pull the horse at the end. If only they had been pulling the horse the whole time that might have made a film. As it was the threads that tied the film together were gossamer thin stuff that were not sustaining. I liked the mist, cloud adverts and Statue handstand. Review is harsh but real.
Electric Clouds' world emerges from a web of narratives that intersect and deflect off one another. We follow the threads - characters, recurrent ideas, visual motifs - but mist obscures their structure, leaving us abandoned in a wintry landscape of lost, but oddly touching, figures. The events themselves seem buried in the greater world they construct, in a nation struggling under the footprint of its past.
Very well put together general reflection on the state of contemporary life in Russia and, to a certain degree, in the world. Gorgeous cinematography. German Jr builds quite an original atmosphere, a universe that evokes quite vividly the malaise of contemporary life. Actors are superb, the camera movement of the greatest caliber and the dialogues in general in the tradition of great Russian cinema. 5 stars for sure!