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Protanopia

USA 2024
produced by
Thewsle Rah
directed by Matthew Mahler
starring Timothy J. Cox, Anthony Carey, John Heerlein, Paula Mahler, James Chase, John Mahler, Matthew Mahler, Ross Mahler, Barbara Mahler, Andrea Norell
written and music by Matthew Mahler

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Alan's (Timothy J. Cox) father Alan sr (John Mahler) has only recently died amd left him natural successor as the president of the neighbourhood commitee - where it doesn't take long for him to butt heads with local busybody Janice (Paula Mahler), who eventually wants to search his (rather wast) lands for a missing girl, much to his distress - which ultimately leads to her demise, before Alan himself, somehow possessed by his father's spirit, leads the search for the girl himself, a search that leads to no results.

Luke (Anthony Carey), the missing girl's brother, has dreams about Alan's house, and is sure he'll find her there - but then again, he's also in constant exchange with a guy called Jack (Matthew Mahler) who might be a ghost, an imaginary friend or his real self. That all said, Luke and Alan eventually meeting is nothing short of a surefire recipe for disaster ...

 

Now above synopsis hardly does Protanopia any justice as it's a film that might be horror on the outside, but veers off into the surreal with glee ever so often, let's associative storytelling take over every once in a while, and doesn't even make an effort to explain things away - all of which works in the film's favour though, it's a highly original work of art, one that also experiments with lighting and sound design for atmosphere's sake as well as unusual editing techniques, while a strong cast keeps things grounded enough to pull the audience into the film's highly original cinematic journey.

 

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