Like his other films that I've seen here on MUBI, this one is a meditative exploration of place and time. His style is painfully slow while also being dynamic, due to his interesting use of time lapse. This director works like a DJ, playing with his visual & sound elements, remixing, speeding Up & slowing down his materials.
Rappmund's films defy easy classification. In many ways, they are like moving paintings with sound more than what might typically be thought of as a film. They are beautiful but demand great patience from their viewer to appreciate their responsive style. The lack of a unifying theme made me like this less than Psychohydrography, but its framing of death and gorgeous final shot of the sunrise/set makes it worthwhile.
Vulgar Fractions, qui doit sans doute plus se voir comme une oeuvre de plasticien et de photographe qu'un court métrage conventionnel a le mérite d'offrir une belle tension sur la beauté absurde des frontières. Dommage toutefois, et c'est là que le cinéma peine à égaler la poésie, ces fractions mettent du temps à montrer plus que ce qu'elles montrent physiquement. 3.5/5
This film, or perhaps a slideshow, left me rather disappointed, most likely because I expected something deeper... Some of the scenery is indeed beautiful, even inspiring, but it's mixed with many less impressive shots unfortunately. Could it be a land surveyor's dream? ;)