Friday, May 14, 2010

Fantastic Short Film Friday - Connected

And we are back with another weekly installment in our Fantastic Short Film Friday series, as we look to showcase films released in the "lesser" known form of cinema- the short film.

This week we have the very interesting sci-fi dystopian short called, Connected. This is a Danish short written and directed by Jens Raunkjær Christensen & Jonas Drotner Mouritsen. I'm actually amazed by how beautiful the overall short looks, and it really builds an overall dread throughout until it climaxes in a fight for survival. Here is the synopsis:

Set in the distant future, Connected is a story about survival and greed with a post apocalyptic wasteland as its backdrop. Survivors of an unknown disaster shuffle through a desolate landscape, as it quickly becomes clear that not everybody has the strength to survive.

I really liked the idea of how in a future world where pollution reigns supreme, people must use others oxygen to survive either by being connected to one another, creating a symbiotic breathing system, or by stealing it from a traveler. I just loved the ambiguity of the whole short and how in a world where survival is literally finding breathable air, morals no longer have a place.

I will say though that a minor drawback to the short is the soundtrack. There's
some unfortunate music cues that feel truly out of place in this type of film. I mean, really? Western cowboy banjo's in a sci-fi film?

Still it's a wonderful 7-minutes spent. To find out more information about the short go: here.

So get out your breathing masks and try not to waste any precious gulps of air. Welcome tot he world of Connected.

No comments: