by Afra Nariman
The Black Tower (1987)
Director: John Smith
“I resigned myself to my fate.”
Reality vs. Illusion, subjective perception, the neuroticism caused by modern life, overwhelming anxieties, depression, fear of the unknown, fear of death, thought as consuming us, the inescapable presence of the human Ego, retreating into ourselves as to avoid interacting with the world around us, the world’s absurdity — yet…
Endless human curiosity, embracing the absurdity, finding peace in the inevitability of death and the unknown — and finally…
An acceptance of all of the above.
The Black Tower is an unnerving and imaginative short film.
MY RATING /5:
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