Visitors Review

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Koyaanisqatsi director Godfrey Reggio embarks on another ambitious, wordless voyage, this time documenting humanity's dependence on technology.


Accompanied by Philip Glass' imposing arpeggios, Reggio’s first trip in ten years is a metaphysical symphony in striking monochrome. But it’s no Koyaanisqatsi. Musing on the mesmeric effects of technology, Reggio presents a gallery of colossal, ethnically diverse faces, glaring back in expressive slow-motion. It’s like a moving sculpture: are you watching the film? Or is the film watching you? Reggio offsets the human façade with moon surfaces, swamps and primordial imagery, paced and composed to lap away at your subconscious. We found it rather cold and daunting; the beauty of Reggio is that everyone reacts differently. Cinematic Marmite but indisputably enigmatic.

Strange and surreal but with moments of real beauty.