The Null Device
Tonight I went to see Possible Worlds
, a Canadian thriller based on
the premise that everything that can exist does exist, in some possible world.
It was quite good, in a surreal kind of way; the photography was spectacular
in places, and there were both funny and thought-provoking moments,
though parts of it seemed a bit vague and confusing (though, with the premise being
what it is, one can expect that; still, towards the start, I was half-expecting
a Greg Egan-esque hard scifi treatment). It's a film that could benefit from a
second viewing, though one it's unlikely to get given that it only screened
at the film festival here and is unlikely to make general release or end up
on a DVD.
(What is it about Canadian films anyway? If they're not dealing with
necrophilia or somesuch,
Perhaps it's the need, deeply ingrained in the Canadian psyche, to
differentiate their films from the committee-scripted, focus-grouped
lowest-common-denominator swill that comes from south of the border?)
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