Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Safe Space (2022) Fantaspoa 2023

A group of friends go away for a weekend and some time at a one of a kind escape room experience.

This is a hard film to discuss. While the film is very much an exploration of life, love and sex among long time friends, there is a point where things begin to shift and slide. It's not giving anything away to say that things end up going completely differently then you expect (no really).  Because where you start is now where you end up it's nigh impossible to discuss the  film since things changes as we go. I can't talk about what happens without wrecking it all, so I'm not going to try.

I'm going to be honest and say I'm not sure what I think about this film. There are sections of this film I love and sections of the film that I am not certain of. I suspect that my refusal to completely commit to an opinion is the result of my still pondering how it all hangs together. This is a film where you can't know what you think until the end because the geography keeps changing. There is also enough here that I don't want to dismiss anything out of hand. I also want to compare it to a couple of other recent and not recent films but I'm not sure if that's fair.

Apologies for not being forth coming  but I think only people who are going to dismiss the film will discuss the twists and turns because they won't care f it ruins anyone's experience with the film.

If you want a twisty turny, uneven film that may not work, but which is going to give you a true unique cinematic experience (in other words a typical Unseen Films reader) then give SAFE PLACE a try.

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