Monday, April 16, 2018
BEYOND ZERO: 1914-1918 (2014)
If you've seen any of Morrison's films you know what to expect. Less documentary and more essay the film is full of heavily decaying images through which a soldier, a plane or a tank may appear. It is literally a fog of war.
Driven by a score by Alekzandra Vrebalov and played by the Kronos Quartet the film is a visceral gut punch. Morrison is juggling a number of weighty ideas around however he as placed them purely into emotional territory. One needs several viewings to get to the heart of what it is all about.