Review: Another Day to Live Through
Playing out within a non-linear narrative, this slow burn of a movie plays with your preconceptions and expectations, before metaphorically hitting you across the back of the head with a large object and making you reassess what may (or may not) happen next.
Lauri is a middle aged man and a good few years older than Satu, though seems genuine enough in his concerns for Lauri’s safety and warns her of an incoming storm, before offering her shelter from it in his wooden cabin.
From here on in expect the unexpected, as the twisting sedately paced events begin to unfold across many moments in time, each scene giving clues as to what has happened in the past and what just ‘might’ happen in the future.
Writer/director Peter Simmons has crafted a movie that stays in the mind long after the end credits have rolled and leaves an undefinable itch to rewatch again to try and put all the pieces together now that some of the hidden clues have been revealed.
Definitely not a movie to watch while being distracted by anything else, and if you prefer all out action and a fast paced narrative this may not be for you.
However, if you want to put your feet up and slowly begin to feel uncomfortable as the short 81 minute running time ticks away, then this could well be what you’re looking for.
A digital release on 11th September courtesy of Reel 2 Reel Films.
Review by Dave from a screening link kindly supplied by Reel 2 Reel Films via Aim Publicity.