THE SACRAMENT Review: The joys of making cinema
Sometimes navigating through the seas of indie cinema, you may find hidden treasures that nobody will watch but that are filled with cinematic magic as this small film from 2017 directed by Isora Iwakiri.
The Sacrament is a metacinema with fantastic elements where we follow an aspiring nerdy director during the making of his first feature film. In the quest of the perfect actress for his ambitious project, he finds a mysterious ghostly girl, who will become on his star and obsession.
With a fake “making of” narrative style, we follow this curious director in the making of his film, through a plot where fiction constantly deceives the viewer, and shows us the havoc and misfortune that comes from wanting to be a captor of moments to turn them into fiction, although it is also a reflection of the passion, love, and often the frustration felt by those who want to dedicate themselves to such an ungrateful profession.
It is captivating, engaging, and hypnotic, and while many may not understand it, it is a wonderful demonstration of its creator’s talent and potential. If there´s a chance, give it a try, I promise you that you won´t be disappointed
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