Slucajna Raskos Prozirnog Vodenog Rebusa
2020 / 81m - Croatia
Experimental, Thriller - Animation
Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus poster


September 07, 2023


An experimental animation film. As always, experimental means it was made to look like something that was created 40 to 80 years ago. I don't understand where this fascination with the past comes from, but it seems clear that people looking to push the boundaries of visual media aren't working in the film business.

There are remnants of a plot here (there's certainly quite a bit of dialogue), but I couldn't make much of it while watching. Apparently, an artist and a revolutionary are joining a local commune, with the police on their tail. I got that from the summary after having seen the film though, so fair warning.

The animation is varied and there are some interesting scenes, especially when the music is more prominent, but it's not enough to make this a good film. The quality of the animation is disappointing (too many collages and filters), the dialogue is too deliberately artistic, and the balance between the narrative and the abstract moments is off. It's not a complete failure, but I was still quite happy to reach the end credits.