Directed by Lorcan Finnegan
A land surveyor travels to a remote, unnamed Irish woodland to assess its suitability for a new development project. However, not all is as simple as it seems on this assignment. Intrigued by the woods’ foreboding mysticism, he finds himself drawn into a dangerous game that could lead to him becoming a prisoner of this place without name.
A land surveyor travels to a remote, unnamed Irish woodland to assess its suitability for a new development project. However, not all is as simple as it seems on this assignment…
Cast: Alan McKenna, Niamh Algar, James Browne
I’m critical but forgiving, if I can find a nugget of worth to shine a light on. No such nugget existed...just a turd of a movie wrapped up in greenery and overburdened with too many plot points. And while I’m at it: I’m no fan of recreational drugs but can moviemakers please stop introducing drug use as a gateway to some deep seated madness hidden underneath a deeply flawed but worthy human being?
Beautiful imagery. I loved how simple lighting and camera lens work make the forest an actual being. Excellent performances. But overall, not too much going on in terms of a plot.
Beautifully shot and well acted film. Does a good job of carrying a sense of eeriness and unease throughout. The forest takes on the role of an active character, which is portrayed in a wonderfully trippy and unnerving way. Definitely more of a psychological thrill. Has a twist ending similar to "The Skeleton Key". My one major complaint is that they wait way too long into the film to give the villain some "teeth", so to speak. Which admittedly makes it feel a little slow in some parts.
Excellent. I wish I would've watched this while I was peaking during my trip. Beautiful filmography. Not too funny or too ominous. Would definitely rewatch.
Extremely slow burning, with a nearly non-existent story that leads to no form of resolve. Imagery, music, seclusion and variously random camera pans/zooms attempt to create a sense of dread, that ultimately leads to nothing noteworthy. It feels as though this movie tries to ride off of the unknown and ambiguity to create to tell some form of a story, but it falls very short of being anything more than a 90 minute bore. The film has interesting imagery, is well shot, and the characters work competently with what little they have. That's about all I can say in a positive light. I found myself constantly checking the runtime, waiting for anything of interest to happen, yet nothing. I'd strongly advise moving along.