Vesper (2022)

Years after the collapse of planet’s ecosystem, distant citadels exert an authoritarian grip on those surviving in the hostile forests.

Imagine the cold dampness of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) with genetically modified plants, predatory organisms, growing all round you.

Against this completely realised dystopia thirteen-year-old Vesper battles to keep her paraplegic father alive.

Subtle storytelling about love and life’s instinct to survive.


Level 16 (2018)

This shares a premise with The Island (2005), and before that The Clonus Horror (1979), tut it’s a lot more than a shocker about farming humans, it’s also about control and socialisation of women. ‪There’s also an indictment of the wider cosmetic surgery industry, that panders to and promotes a kind of docile feminine beauty. Overall, an interesting little film. ‬

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