Release date: Unknown
Director: Solveig Nordlund
Writer: J.G. Ballard (story) & Solveig Nordlund & Colin Tucker & Jeanne Waltz
Review by: Dr. Nathan
Rating: 8 out of 10
Their eyes are black bundles of optic nerves set deep in dark sockets. They only see a kind of fluorescent green. They wander mostly at night. They’re called Zotes. And they just keep on being born. And killed.
Add in a real abandoned Portuguese beach resort as a set, feature highly stylized lighting, take your plot from one of J.G. Ballard’s more disturbing short stories, and you’ve taken a seat in front of Aparelho Voador a Baixa Altitude (2002), Swedish director Solveig Nordlund’s artfully rendered riff on J.G. Ballard’s infanticidal 1976 short story, Low-Flying Aircraft.
If you’ve already read Ballard’s story, all you need to know is Nordlund’s adaptation involves shifting the plot’s point of
Zounds, Zem's Zotes! Review of Low Flying Aircraft