Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF 2014
December 10th-14th, CinemaPRO & Elvira Popescu Cinema
^ the 5th edition
Let's talk about cinema!
- International Competition -
- Recycled Cinema: Films Made of Films -
In THE DARK, KRYSTLE, footage from the popular 1980s soap opera Dynasty is skilfully turned into an unsettling psychodrama that pits against each other the polar-opposite female protagonists of the TV show, Krystle and Alexis. Making use of soap opera’s good-evil archetypes and their trademark emotive gestures, Robinson’s dramatically-precise montage and electronic score transports the characters in a multi-layered, metaphysical realm. Recalling David Lynch’s split-psyche narratives, The Dark, Krystle transcends its source material to become a wholly original and self-contained work of cinema. (Andrei Tănăsescu, BIEFF)