ANATOLIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2125 by Sean Ian

REVIEW

 

Perhaps it was vital for us to be stuck in homes during the pandemic period, be alone, and think. Thinking about who we are, what we are doing, where we are going... At the same time, this troubled period has created new opportunities for filmmakers: Quarantine movies!

                Taking advantage of this period, the movie 2125 appears as a different work. We meet Daniel Hawkins and focus on his concerns with his wife. The genre of the movie is definitely experimental. Because it is very difficult to classify in terms of shooting techniques and content. While we watch some scenes from inside the house from the camera set up by the actor, we watch the exterior scenes from a different perspective. The scenes outside are not told on the installed camera, but on the actual camera. Since the narration technique has changed, the movie alternates between Blair Witch and documentary productions. The acting is not bad, but the psychological breakdown in the process is not fully understand. Towards the end, the protagonist must have been more worn out. Emotionally and physically. It would have been better if there were no images looking out the window. These images negatively affected the general mood of the film. Additionally, all parts of the house could be used in the movie. As audience, we see nothing but a sofa, refrigerator and oven.

                The wedding images idea is very good. However, it would be better if we could see these images in close-up on a television screen watched by the character at home. It is included in normal fiction. Too much time devoted to the dogs. Instead, problems at home could be shown. For example, reduced food or mess.

                It is a pretty good idea, presented with an average expression. Unfortunately, the film is poor in terms of cinematographic expression. However, we have to say that it is a good experimental short film. We wish you success in future projects...

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