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In this contemporary film noir, an elegant crew of female creatures emerges insect-like from portals on board a ship anchored in a tropical sea, their faces obscured from view. The beings sashay like 40s femme fatales, bearing sunglasses which conceal all but the fluttering of their false lashes as a new language is revealed, a Morse code of clicks and vibrations which underscores their private fantasy world of desire and spiritual escapism. Entombed aboard this luxury modernist boat, the female chrysalides prepare for their strange metamorphosis, symbols of evolution, transcendence and escape from the material and ephemeral. Written by Anonymous

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Mutation
28 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

In Spanish "muta" means mutate, which is an appropriate title for this wonderful short from director Lucrecia Martel. Made as part of Miu Miu's Women's Tales series, in which women directors are given carte blanche to direct a short as long as it features actors in Miu Miu clothing, Muta is one of the more successful entries into this anthology.

Onboard an abandoned luxury cruise 8 women crawl out of a very narrow cabin, their movements creepy and insect like. Martel never shows us their faces but it doesn't matter. They communicate with flutters of their over-exaggerated eyelashes, which we only see in profile, and in fluttering of their fingers and hands. The women are strange and otherwordly and this is only enhanced by the superb audio which works to make the women as sinister as possible.

Short, interesting and enjoyable, Muta is worth the six minutes it takes up of your time.


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