The story and writing are generally incomplete and feel scrapped together. There were a few really stunning moments narratively, but most of it was bad. Pacing was very elegant though at times became boring. The physical violence/gore was silly and mostly not worth having. Was disappointed in the mostly lackluster use of technology and online communication, but the visual presentation of it was pretty unique and mostly worked. Mostly everything looked really great, a lot of variety but always a constant high visual quality. The lead girl can’t act, the few times she talked extensively felt like everything really fell apart.
It felt a lot like a Grandrieux movie, but it doesn’t work as well. Grandrieux’s ability to capture the sublime and symbolic comes through visual abstraction, mainly through grainy low quality video and a visual reliance on darkness. The viewer is forced to build their own image and meaning when they watch abstract narratives like Siberia and Grandrieux‘s films. Siberia lacked the darkness and had too much clarity. It felt more direct, based off of Carl Jung’s Red Book, the symbolic narrative didn’t…