Some memories exist in a borderland. They fill your thoughts; you’re gripped by a sensation of the unreal — "did that really happen?" _Snow_ is about a mother and her son, driving a short distance. She suddenly, unexpectedly, takes a wrong turn.
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10 minutes monologue-confession & clever suspense for a family drama on a snowflakes background. Images, editing, music and voice-off remarkable ! === Monologue-confession & suspense habile de 10 min dans une tempête de neige, sur fond de flocons et d'un mystère familial. Images, montage, musique & lecture remarquables !
There was one of my friends who had a trauma of seeing very, very shocking horror sequence for him ("Scream" or something, I don't remember exactly). During a lesson, he wrote a picture depicting that horror sequence on note repeatedly & repeatedly. Maybe it was only way for him to diminish his trauma. I think this movie shares same sense. Reconstructing his memory, he observes own trauma & heals himself. Impressive.
Even if the visual motif is underwhelming the narration is first rate. The narrator remembers a car trip with his mother after his father's death and a wrong turn made. There is some unspoken trauma underlying that remembering may uncover or the tale is just a way of masking the truth. Well done.
It's more like a short story rather than a short!
The images seem to merely accompany the absorbing narrative of a journey into the unknown, to a no man's land between life and death from which the boy and his mother are indifferently sent back.