Flicker
My last film at Okinawa was actually this Swedish comedy drama that picked up the AMD Next Wave award at Last year’s Fantastic Fest. Somehow I had failed to watch it then, so was thrilled to get the chance here, on the big screen. A bleakly humourous film that plays like the dryest of Coen Brothers comedies, Flicker centres around a telecom company and the imminent launch of its new network. However, first they must contend with disgruntled employees, a malevolent group of eco-warriors and a technician who just had his balls electrocuted. The direction, editing and sound design all come together brilliantly, while the film’s politics – are they anti-big business or anti-militant eco groups? – remain curiously ambiguous.

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