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Wow...words can't describe this film. Oftentimes beautiful, at all times dark; there's meaning there if you can find it.
totally love it_magic maybe black magic so many moments of mystery & beauty_the insects are amazing_i'll watch it again
This is beautiful and surreal and well worth seeing. There are even circus animals.
This is a completely brilliant surrealist film. Full of deep meditative imagery, and dark ambient sound scapes. The basic plot is about death, and transformation, loss, grief, and life itself. Of course if you like David Lynch et all, you will enjoy this. Totally worth your time !!
It will be difficult to put 'Black Night' away from my thoughts for some time. Unique and bizarre, strange and romantic -- it is a fitful dance of the human psyche and one man's journey towards self-understanding.
4 ½ This nightmarish and unforgettable view into the guilty subconscious of Oscar, an entomologist who grew-up in Africa, is completely surrealistic. The cinematography is as exquisite as a pinned beetle, especially the macro shots of insects as objects of beauty, agents of corruption and symbols of frightening otherness. Oscar’s fitful memories include guilt over a murdered sister, colonialism and racism as well as repressed thoughts of pedophilia and incest. At the root of it all is a grotesque and unhealthy preservation of the past. Seemed heavily influenced by Eraserhead. The unnerving soundtrack of scratching sounds and barely audible mutterings requires a quiet, dark room. Excellent!
This is a classic study in surrealist film! I loved it. It has the flavor of Lynchs "Eraserhead" coupled with insects!!!! Yikes! What a combo. The film is a MUST SEE for surrealism fans.
Oh, God, I'm so low-brow.
Certainly calls to mind the Brothers Quay with a few generous dollops of David Lynch's Eraserhead. Dark. Lyrical. Troubling. Dreaming with your eyes open indeed.
I loved it
Maybe I don't need to worry about making a movie anymore. Everything is in there ! lol It has first the Brothers Quay institute benjamenta, without the edge and highly poetic and artistic sides. Here everything gets soon polished with Cronenberg and Lynch ideas (in his case, from the Grandmother and all his full lengths theartrical scenes of switching characters). The main character somehow doesn't have a steady personality, in such film it is not a problem but in institute benjamenta there something troubling about the character. Here, we don't really care for him. it feels like a level of imitation is at play, not in innovation. But, everything I love is in there so I am happy about watching it. Good craft and nothing wrong about it.
like brothers quay. mediocre. no pacing in this feature, made by an acclaimed short filmmaker.