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Coherence

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:24 pm
by TheDukeAbides
With the greatest respect to Evrim Ersoy, I feel the thread he started should be for the party and Coherence, behind a stand alone film should have its own thread.

Mainly because it was a tie for me with the best film of the festival.

Nice to be able to have a phone call with the director before hand (him being in North America) and then being able to contact him on twitter afterwards for Q&A.

Loved this film, be interesting to see how it plays on a second viewing, but a very effective sci-fi puzzle movie.

Well acted - which the director said was 98% unscripted, shot over 5 nights and the cast didn't really know what was going on so they felt as confused as the characters the portrayed.

Re: Coherence

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:40 pm
by Bigcat
TheDukeAbides wrote:Well acted - which the director said was 98% unscripted, shot over 5 nights and the cast didn't really know what was going on so they felt as confused as the characters the portrayed.
I did wonder if that was the case.

This one safely made my top three of the festival. A superb concept, executed brilliantly. Given what it was about, it could easily have been a confusing mess, over complex, silly or unconvincing, but it fell into none of those traps. One I will watch again and recommend.

Re: Coherence

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:23 pm
by morralex
Bigcat wrote:
TheDukeAbides wrote:Well acted - which the director said was 98% unscripted, shot over 5 nights and the cast didn't really know what was going on so they felt as confused as the characters the portrayed.
I did wonder if that was the case.

This one safely made my top three of the festival. A superb concept, executed brilliantly. Given what it was about, it could easily have been a confusing mess, over complex, silly or unconvincing, but it fell into none of those traps. One I will watch again and recommend.

Completelty agree, one of the best of the fest. Not confusing or over-complicated but makes you think about it long after credits roll. :eek:

Re: Coherence

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:24 pm
by morralex
Also, actually really scary. Not in a jumpy way or anything but in a 'what if' kinda way!

Re: Coherence

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:44 pm
by Bigcat
morralex wrote:Also, actually really scary. Not in a jumpy way or anything but in a 'what if' kinda way!
Yes, totally!

Re: Coherence

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:01 pm
by Alex J
Profound, thought provoking and mind-bending. An intriguing yarn with interesting characters. Perhaps not for those who prefer faster paced fare, while it will be interesting to see how well it stands up to repeat viewings. Still, I thought it was a fiendish puzzler that kept me thinking - and how many films can you say that about these days? 9 / 10

Re: Coherence

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:34 am
by domdunc
reminded me of Primer, one of my all time favourite films.