In the Realm of PN1997

Friday, April 29, 2005


OK, so I'm way behind on my film festival films.

One of my biggest disappointments was Genesis, directed by Claude Nuridsany and Marie PĂ©rennou, the same people who created the unique and inventive Microcosmos from 1996. Unfortunately, Genesis is neither unique or inventive. Perhaps Microcosmos set my expectations too high, but Genesis comes across as a second-rate NOVA special. The photography, which was so special in their former film, fails to deliver any surprises here.

The use of the storyteller is pretentious and exposes the shortcomings of the film. The images are not as convincing as the storyteller's mythology.

It didn't help that at the screening I was at, the final reel was inverted and the projectionist took 20 minutes getting it to face the right way.

Poor -- FAIR -- Good -- Very Good -- Excellent


  • The same can be said of Genesis under the lead of Phil Collins.

    By Blogger PM3, at 2:20 AM  

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