So apparently simple: in 10 minutes is concretely shoot, directly, in a tactile
materially of images and sounds, a cause and consequence without any explainability, voice over, appeals for ideological slackness. Nothing but the discursive objectivity of cinema, images that challenge and sounds that contextualize an urban, public and social indifference.
Eliding dialogue and sticking only to the feuille volante statement of despair and suicidal rejection of 'just' norms, Sander's short delivers also, albeit unintentionally, a blow to Hollywood adrenaline-seeking charlatans and, simultaneously, an astute feminist statement about motherhood, its capabilities but also its claims to a just materialist milieu of domesticity. Superbly filmed and paced it's a short triumph!
So real. One can really relate to the plight even more so today. Income inequality is rising, a shortage of affordable housing in the city. Common people live in bird cages -- need to jump to set ourselves free. ~ Respectfully, a resident of mega-city Hong Kong