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The film is about a war atrocity, and I can forgive the low budget effects, but not the direction. It was poorly concocted. It turned into many minutes of tedium. And therein was the greatest goof. You can't make a full length film out of boring paintings, but anything over 2 minutes is insane. In fact, you can tell the story much better by merely compressing it into a minute. It's like those bible verses in Leviticus and Numbers that just repeat the same stuff over and over, and make the reader or listener know that the person who is delivering this message is attacking the reader, is trying to make the reader suffer, is trying to do something bad to the reader or listener, and therefore the creator of this piece loses the trust of any sane viewer. And that is a horrendous mistake.
Honestly, I think you could get a more interesting film by simply letting the camera rove over Guernica. I've never been a big fan of the painting (my girlfriend tells me it's vastly more impressive in person), but in the brief moments the film explored it, details were nicely brought out. I'm not saying I would have loved 15 minutes of a camera roving over a painting, but I think it would have been better than this.