Directed by: Steve Ericsson, 2002, Sweden
Drama /Mystery / Thriller, 29min
Distributed by Vedlus Records
In the quiet neighbourhood of a small town in Sweden, we find a family in turmoil as David [Felix Engström] struggles for balance in his relations to himself, his wife [Elin Klinga] and their daughter Rakel [Julia Brådhe-Dennisch]. Wrestling an inferno of emotions he ventures into himself, finding the most primal of all truths... ...the beast within.
Me: As I edited this movie, I'm obviously tainted by it and the postproduction period that I worked on, but to be frank I feel that it is a really good debut movie for Steve Ericsson. It's spooky, there's a feeling to the movie that gets under your skin and the craftsmanship put into the movie is amazing. Done on a budget that's almost nonexistent, it looks like a million dollars went into it. The actors are very focused, and I find it to be one of the best acted short movies for ages.
Shot on 16mm and digitally mastered by cinematographer Linus Sandgren, the version on the DVD is presented in 1.85:1 widescreen and looks wonderful.
The Trailer, two deleted scenes with explanations from the director why they where removed, The Sound of Wolves a short featurette on the wolf sounds used in the movie and the recording of them. A slide show of production stills, Reflections on Lyckantropen-interviews with actors, and Shape shifters- The 1st Decade of Ulver a 20min interview with and about experimental sound creators Ulver.
As a joke I gave Steve Ericsson a copy of Paul Nacshy's Licántropo: El asesino de
Tuesday, October 17, 2006