Sleep Has Her House (2017, Scott Barley)

Minimal music, wind noise, and… is that a horse? Falling water, reminds of Strata of the Image. Extremely low-light photography, really unsuitable for home viewing.

After a half hour of forests and streams, we are in the sky, and the music amps up. Back to the trees, back to the sky. Lighting changes and motion shifts and zooms so gradual they look like stills. Finally combining the river and the heavens in a shot of a sweet lightning storm. Much of the last ten minutes is quiet and black – just like the other movie I watched tonight – except for a final half-hearted freakout of flickering blue.

This is a screen saver or a meditation app. If you aim for slow cinema, you better not miss.

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