Tuesday 13 September
French arthouse film, Evolution, has caused a sensation in British cinemas, stunning audiences with it’s minimalist script and its extreme slow cutting, filling out the plot with numerous drawn-out takes of background scenery.
“I normally hate foreign films,” says cinema goer Timothy Bassett, “I don’t read books, so why would I want to read two hours of film subtitles? But this film must only have had a dozen or so lines of dialogue. Brilliant.”
“They really built the anticipation for the third act with that five-minute-long take of a rocky, twilit shoreline. My heart was in my mouth!” says fellow film enthusiast, Bella Morgan.
Not to be confused with the mediocre 2001 American comedy of the same name, Evolution centres around a group of island dwelling boys, artificially impregnated and forced to bear young by a clan of weird, matronly women. The film urges male viewers to be thankful nature has allowed them to forgo the macabre medical horrors women must take for granted.