An uncompromising and controversial short set in the Scandinavian suburbia on the hottest day of the summer. A sister reluctantly babysits her little brother. Two young boys catch her attention, and she makes a crucial decision.
Bjørn Erik Pihlmann Sørensen
Emilie K. Beck,
Silje Hagrim Dahl,
Fredrik M. Frafjord
This is probably the most profound piece of film-making I have ever come across, striking emotions within me that I had only experienced with films such as GUMMO by Harmony Korine, although Archer's approach is far less explicit and far more poetic, almost haunting.
The scene that haunted me the most involved Bobby (Jasper Bel) being tied to a tree in the woods by a what appears to be a man in a bear costume. It's one of those things you see that remind you of a dream you may have had growing up, totally surreal.
Unlike a lot of indie directors tackling subjects of relationships, Archer does not try to shock with his art; But the shocking thing is that he is on another level altogether, far beyond most directors working today in terms of visual splendor.
From start to finish this film is totally atmospheric, almost like flipping through an i-D magazine. Check it out. You will not be disappointed.
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