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A jealous husband out of control, his sexy actress wife, a sleazy Hollywood director, a reckless drug messenger, a disoriented young woman, an ex-con hot dog vendor, a troubled student on a mysterious mission, a high-rise window cleaner on an illicit break, an elderly sketch artist, a hectic paramedics team and a group of hungry nuns. A cross-section of contemporary urbanites whose lives and loves intertwine. They live in an unsure world where anything could happen at any time. An unexpected chain of events can seal many fates in a mere 11 minutes. Written by
72nd Venice International Film Festival
Appearing in the sky for eleven minutes, a mysterious object has a
significant impact on those who sight it in this offbeat drama from
Jerzy Skolimowski. Best known as the director of 'Deep End', 'The
Shout' and more recently 'Essential Killing', Skolimowski is a
filmmaker who excels with unconventional narratives, a description that
describes this film in spades. The movie consists of the same eleven
minutes played out (a cataclysmic concluding event aside) from all
different angles. The film has at least a dozen main characters and as
the narrative constantly jumps around, never following one character
for more than five minutes at a time, it becomes a tad hard to follow.
It is also a movie in which it is difficult to become attached to any
of the characters since none of them are fleshed out in depth, give or
take a jealous husband and a hotdog vendor with a mysterious checkered
past. Fortunately, the symbolism alone is sufficiently interesting; we
never see what exactly the object in the sky is, nor do we need to as
it represents fate. The film also opens innovatively, with footage from
a smartphone camera, from a laptop camera and CCTV security camera all
thrown our way before Skolimowski gives us 2.35:1 aspect ratio
conventional film footage - for some reason that no doubt links to the
mysterious sky object. With so much left deliberately unclear, this is
a tricky film to recommend. It is thought-provoking though, if perhaps
not as satisfying as earlier Skolimowski efforts such as 'King, Queen,
Knave' and 'The Lightship' with Robert Duvall.
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