2 items from 2012
Suddenly, he experiences a time lapse and before he can understand what’s going on, he finds himself alone and separated from his family. As he comes across several alarm clocks that seem to have been planted throughout the woods, indicating something far sinister than just keeping time, he knows that the race is now on if he ever wants to see his family alive again.
As a filmmaker known for his strong visual style in previous films like The Forbidden Door and Dead Time: Kala, Dread Central had the opportunity to sit down and chat briefly with Anwar while in Austin last week for the 2012 SxSW Film Festival to hear more about »
Joko Anwar's newest film features a cabin in the woods, but otherwise bears no resemblance to anything coming out of Hollywood. Modus Anomali is a confounding, mystifying experience that initially feels like a minimalist exercise, an identity crisis both for the lead character and the filmmaker. And then it revolves into a true head-scratcher, a picture that definitely belongs in the 'Wtf' horror sub-genre. Though I have yet to catch up with Anwar's first feature, Janji Joni, I have seen Dead Time: Kala and The Forbidden Door, which are both heavily-stylized, wildly colorful, and "trippy" in the best sense of the word. Kala, especially, left me in the dark; I couldn't always figure out what was going on, story-wise, but I didn't especially care: »
2 items from 2012
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