Alles begint nu. Filmmaker Peter Mettler observeert de beperkingen van wat eenvoudig kan worden uitgedrukt. Het ongrijpbare onderwerp ‘tijd’ word verkend en nogmaals draait zijn camera toe naar het onfilmbare.
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Mettler's essayistic approach focuses on different ways (documentary narration, visuals) to make the flow of time experiencable. There are some very strong moments in his cinematography, but there are also some banalities in the recorded monologues and in the musical background.
Generally, frustratingly banal reflections on the meaning of time, accompanied (and shown up) by transfixing -- if not quite time-stopping -- visuals, and a Zoviet France-esque soundtrack of lapping molten loops. Pretty good fodder for stoned musing, but even better for zoned drooling.
A meditation on the omnipresent yet elusive nature of time. I really enjoyed how it managed to combine all the different locations and various people from scientists to a buddhist monk. The perception and meaning of time is approached from very different angles, and they all seem to merge and coexist thanks to the cinematography that is beautiful and truly poetic at times. The music is quite good too!
Dispersive. Yeah, it gives you time to think but not because of the movie... despite the movie. What Werner Herzog achives with, say, Cave of Forgotten Dreams is far more than that and with far less material. A lot of beautiful images, okay, but you can also find them on Discovery Channel. I don't want to sound too harsh now, it's a good movie after all. Just too ambitious.