piano tuner of earthquakes

Saw for the First Time 2012: Piano Tuner of Earthquakes

Warning surrealism ahead! Beautiful digitally shot surreal gothic tale by the stop motion experts The Brothers Quay. Every shot in this live-action effort is like a painting and the swirl of surreal themes is firing on all cylinders. In fact this is the most orthodoxly surreal film I have seen since the death of Bunuel. I do have to say the pacing is very slow, somewhere between glacial and tectonic. Very small intended audience, but interesting nonetheless.

Spiritual Lesson: Obsession especially combined with revenge will lead to self destruction with greater collateral damage than intended.

Sells Scale: Normal Humans: Pass - Surrealism Fans and Humanities Junkies: Buy it, buy it now!