TL;DR – A short film that explores the important bond between people
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
When it comes to films, if it can get to that core emotional note and thus resonate on that deep level, well that will always hit that much harder for me as a viewer. This is because if the emotions work, then so much more of the film will flow from there. Today we explore a short film that knows this and focuses in on it as the core of the film.
So to set the scene, Viktoria (Eva Johansson) lives her life in a wheelchair and needs around the clock support to live her life. During the day, her assistant Ida (Madeleine Martin) was walking through the park when they run into Ida’s boyfriend Björn (Joel Ödmann). Later that day, Viktoria admits that she feels alone. So Ida sets her up with a Tinder profile to find someone.
TL;DR – A charming little Science Fiction film even though it does have a few rough edges
Score – 3 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
If you have read our site before, you’ll know that we are all about new Science
Fiction films and ways they explore the genre. This year I have wanted to
branch out and see how other countries are approaching Science Fiction to
broaden my cinematic experience and today we get to do that with Alone in Space a film about being
trapped alone in space from Sweden.
So to set the scene, we open in on the Svea XVI an escape ship form a dying
Earth, but instead of being filled with colonists/refugees the only ones on
board are Gladys (Ella Rae Rappaport) and her younger brother Keaton (Dante
Fleischanderl). They try and get through the day, fixing what they can of the
ship, scavenging food and stuff in their journeys and talking to the ship’s
Japanese AI Otosan. Well one day there is a crash, sending everything on the
ship flying. Thinking it was some debris they ignore it and go about fixing the
ship only to discover they are no longer alone.