Lake Mungo

Lake Mungo ★★★★★

Lake Mungo is an intricately structured meditation on grief, loneliness, life and death, and last but not least the very medium it is presented in.  This movie made me think “House of Leaves” could be adapted in some way after all. 
It’s very simple, yet full of nuances. Effectively scary and hauntingly sad. Presented as a documentary, yet packed with beautiful imagery. 
“Lake Mungo” does my favorite things about Flanagan’s “Hill House” ten years before Hill House - and more effective! (The ghosts in the background and the girl haunted by her own corpse). 
It’s a shame this got overlooked. Its wide spread rediscovery right now makes me really happy (and lead to me watching it - So, thank you, everyone!).