The Girl With All The Gifts: Audio Visual Transmission Guide #36/52a - A Year In The Country
An interesting film, a layered intelligent take on the science fiction end of days genre that put me in mind of John Wyndham's Day Of The Triffids, though I shan't say too much more along those lines as to do do would give away the plot quite easily. One of the images that particularly struck and stayed with me from the film was a shot of an overgrown flyover with an electricity pylon in the distance. That kind of crumbling civilisation giving way to nature has been done a fair few times in cinema and television but here, as is true to the film to a degree, there was a quiet grace and subtlety to it. Despite the more visceral, unsettling aspects of the film, there is a kind of gentleness and sadness to the film rather than it being played for shock and sensationalistic horror.
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