Luk
Lisa Marie Malloy, J.P. Sniadecki
United States
2020
77
min

A Shape of Things to Come

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A sensory and cinematic work from the Sonoran Desert in the southern US, where a man lives in a lonely pact with a brutal nature and in the shadow of the apocalypse.

Sundog lives out in the Sonora Desert on the Mexican border. He is an elderly gentleman, who lives off anything that the brutal nature gives him, be it a wild boar or the psychedelic poison of a toad. 'A Shape of Things to Come' gives precedence to the sensory materiality of the desert instead of to explanations and dialogue, and moves beyond the human scale and down to animal perspectives. It creates a world that stretches from a distant past in the ecological movements of the 1960s to a possible future in the aftermath of the apocalypse. But the border patrol agents are threatening the peace in Sundog's desert kingdom, which the armed recluse is prepared to defend. Lisa Marie Malloy and J.P. Sniadecki's film is equal parts 'Walden' and Western, but the magnificent isolation stands in paradoxical contrast to the great, smouldering problems of our times. With the desert as the ultimate existential (and cinematic) setting, the film shows the relationship between humanity and nature at a critical time, when civil disobedience is the provocative answer to the most pressing questions.

Title
A Shape of Things to Come
Director(s)
Lisa Marie Malloy, J.P. Sniadecki
Countries
United States
Run time, min
77
Premiere status
World Premiere
Producer
J.P. Sniadecki
Year
2020
Sprog
Sales Contact
Rivers and Lakes Productions LLC
Sprog