Tuesday, 13 October 2015
BFI Film Festival - 11 Minutes
At first, I thought this was a thriller. It does have that aspect to it, thanks to the amazing score but overall, this is about impending destruction that can occur from just a few small actions. 11 Minutes, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, feel like it was going to be a different film but turned into something else. In the Q & A Skolimowski actually mentioned that there were over 80 edits and that he had to write out each storyline separately and the begin to cut into them. There are several characters that interact with each other, even more a brief moment. There are even characters you only see once or twice and there is even a POV for a dog.
We see the various characters and their 11 minutes, but not in a straight forward one by one, the stories interlock, playing with the time line, this is made even more obvious by a shot of water strickling down a building in reverse. Not all the characters experiences are dramatic but their background is and vice versa.
A brilliant film overall, a few niggles from me here and there but I won't say anymore as I hope people will see it if it gets released wherever you are.