My favourite type of movies are the ones where the story telling is not linear. It cuts back and forth, past, present, future. And aspects of all three are shrouded in mystery.
It makes you uncomfortable, what is the protagonist working towards, what does the past tell us, the present, what is it leading to?
It’s not uncommon to feel uncomfortable during a movie like this, eyes glued to the screen, not wanting to miss anything.
People might find this type of story telling aggravating. Shifting in their seat, they express their dissatisfaction with whoever crafted this weird story.
I like to sit with it. Experience the discomfort as I don’t understand what is folding out in front of me. After all, the director/ writer clearly had an intention to make you feel this way. So I enjoy it.
The same is happening today. We sit in an uncomfortable unknown. What’s this all leading to? What does the past tell us? The present? And why is the director shrouded behind the scenes, not giving us any clues?
We can either be angry at that and try to make up answers. Or we can sit quietly, and enjoy what this great writer is putting in front of our eyes. Because whatever it is, it is clearly intentional. 📷: chasing waterfalls, humpbacked & echoes [June 2019]