Tuesday, 12 June 2012

"Loom" Fabian Pross, Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck & Csaba Letay (2010)

Loom has the look of one of those expert nature programmes on television that so captivates viewers. Sometimes a piece exudes class and this technical tour de force is one. A moth flies into a web, attracting the spider whose venom is absorbed by the insect. From there we commence an internal journey as the fibres spread through the body until one cannot fathom where destruction or creation begins or ends. With a stupendous sound design by Joel Corelitz and inspired rendering, the team of Fabian Pross, Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck and Csaba Letay create a memorable film, almost a visual and audio experience. Hailing from the rightly lauded Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, the directors formed Polynoid who were responsible for the much acclaimed 458NM and much more. Loom is in the same mould. It has already attracted much comment since appearing on Vimeo. I'd be remiss to omit it from the blog despite a weight of more recent films I've got piling up since my vacation.

1 comment:

Kimberley said...

I actually have a phobia of spiders and this didn't really help it much! Very creepy, amazing though very well made.