|This film was an official selection at the 10th annual International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Phoenix in 2014. Here's an index to my reviews of 2014 films.|
The story, or what passes for one, follows the same theme. The use of this text doesn't merely highlight the transition, it also highlights text generally. This unexplained apocalypse has caused major damage to this library already but many books are safe until an odd looking Eastern magus performs a Shinto-esque kata to destroy them all. However, they become preserved in a rather bizarre way. Quite how and why I have no idea, because we have no context here whatsoever. Let's suffice it to say that this looks every bit as cool as it is internally inexplicable, but at least Brauner wove her creation with neatly thematic thread. This approach makes it highly enjoyable and visually grabbing, while the lack of dialogue enforces that it is above all else a visual piece, but the consistent lack of explanation, background or context means that it ends up like one of the pages of Dante it shows so prominently and then burns up into nothing, only to be seen again through the magic that is preservation of culture.
Library can be watched for free on Vimeo.