13 February 2021 | XavierVA
Confusing but beautiful fever dream.
A young black woman in France explores the city. This is as much sense as I could make of the plot, which seems to mix hallucinations, urban dereliction and possibly drugs, mental illness and/or shamanism.
So it's not the plot that kept my attention but rather the fantastic art, which elegantly wears its artistic influences : cubism, Miro, with maybe a hint of Munch. But Genius Loci is not merely an homage to modern art. It has found its own artistic style in the manner it blends all of that with more personal traits. The art keeps branching, evolving, and circling back during the 15 minutes of the movie.
If only the message could have been as interesting as the delivery, Genius Loci would have been an even more memorable short.