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Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)

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MA . . . [Mar. 12th, 2017|06:16 am]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)

. . . is one hell of a movie.  Just give up trying to follow it and go with the flow (or lack thereof).  Lynchian, if you ask me.  It is a real cinematic project to try and tell a story without dialogue.  Samsara and Latcho Drom were more pleasant and satisfying examples of wordless flicks, but the scope of their respective stories was so huge that you weren't even looking for details as you are apt to with MA.  I aplaude Celia Rowlson-Hall (she's going on my Happy Scrappy Hero Chicks list)) and I can't wait to see what she does next.  Go see it if you get the chance.

MetaMeter: 67% (Rotten Tomatoes doesn't list it)   Phrembahmeter:  75%  Disjointed and unfathomable, but a hell of an undertaking.  Artfully done, interesting and engaging if only for the WTF factor.

DANGER, WILL ROBINSON ! ! !  This movie has essentially no dialogue and for that reason could be considered an artsy-fartsy silent film.  It is in color, though, and there is no reading involved, not even eight-word placards, so it does have that going for it.