The men in the village are dying one by one. The disease is spreading, and so is the paranoia. It must be darker forces at play, and the villagers on the island have only one suspect - a ... See full summary »
I have seen Sorte Mane as part of CILECT annual prize (for those unfamiliar with it, it is an award given to student films from film schools around the world). This is a real pearl from the Danish Film School. The film is intriguing and compelling from the first minute. The frames are carefully crafted and shot in what seems a beautiful 35mm. The story is perfect for the short form: the theme of the film is allowed to breathe just the right amount through the Nordic landscapes and a slow-paced editing.
Every second is savoured with pleasure. All details, from the unusual aspect ratio to the symbology within the screenplay is carefully balanced in an immersive piece of work that makes you want for more. Good casting allows the actors to deliver compelling performance and instil a mixed feeling of rapture and guilt. Brilliant editing. Excellent production design. Darkest Moon is a fantastic little film, made with taste and style- with a surprisingly silent voice. How has this movie not been around more?
Keep up with it, Mr Skovsbøl. Looking forward to seeing more from you.