A hypnotic but potentially embarrassing or at worst inappropriate conversation about sex, becomes an intimate connection to that which is difficult to remember. We come to realise that this unnamable presence which is hinted at in the poem at the end, is what has set him on a life long journey through the desert. The goal remains forever alive forever elusive in far off nordic lands. Simply beautiful.
"finnish girls are norwegian".... um what? lol you lost me within the first 30 seconds. but even after that something rubbed me the wrong way about the interviewer in the second segment & his aggressive & macho demeanor just ruined it for me. blah. i guess the end scene was nice.
Quite enjoyable actually. Reads like a fragment from a larger piece and yet...I'm not sure it would survive expansion. Three scenes in search of a movie? The final scene, Cory on his bicycle, slowly making his way to the distant horizon, miles of nothing on either side....striking. I agree with 5000yearoldbogmummy ...what's up with all the negativity?
I don't understand the intensity of the negativity in these reviews! I try not to cede myself to verisimilitude, but this really does capture the mood and rhythm of a conversation between two friends that has suddenly turned intimate. I have a bit of trouble pinning the thematic mechanisms of the film, there's some issues w/r/t how gender is discussed, but, a fine piece of cinematic fabric.
I enjoyed the middle segment, which was the longest of the 3. I didn't really care for the opening or closing segments, though they were visually interesting. I also didn't see the point in the metal music connecting the segments or really the point of the whole short. I would have rather just seen a longer version of that middle segment.
Wow. We humans must be really lost. Born as sexual creatures, yet overwhelmed by the bulldozing pressures of society! Take out your handkerchief and wipe those tears because—Cory is our witness—the struggle is real! At times caustic and droll, this is still a stagey and fake-lyrical oddity by Mike Ott, who watched a lot of Gus Van Sant, Harmony Korine and Michael Haneke before embarking with his crew to Lancaster.