There seems to be nothing special about this man, an anonymous
cabdriver living in an anonymous apartment, but a recording on his tape
recorder drags him into a weird world populated by vampires where he is
accompanied by a beautiful woman - who might be one of them. However, the
world of vampires might exist only in his imagination, and his fantasies
might be the first step of his descent into madness, but might not last
longer than his tape does ...
First of all, I freely admit that
my above synopsis of the short Dym is not so much a summary in the
traditional sense but more of an interpretation, and if you watch the
movie, you might come to some conclusions vastly different from mine, mainly because
Dym (intentionally) does not follow narrative rules or genre rules but puts more
of an emphasis on creating a creepy and other-worldly atmosphere, often via surreal images - which at
times are reminiscent of David Lynch's best movies without being
In that sense, it would be interesting to see director
Grzegorz Cisiecki handle a feature film with more of a narrative framework
- just to see his imagination come to life on a larger (and for many more
accessible) scale ...
Ah yeah, and if you want to see Dym
yourself and have less than 8 minutes to spare - here you go:
Robots and rats,
demons and potholes, cuddly toys and shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between, Tales to Chill Your Bones to is all of that.
Tales to Chill Your Bones to -
a collection of short stories and mini-plays ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle,
all thought up by the twisted mind of screenwriter and film reviewer Michael Haberfelner.
Tales to Chill Your Bones to
the new anthology by Michael Haberfelner