This debut feature film, by director Oliver Krimpas and screenwriter Jonathan Kiefer, was most definitely an unexpected find. Unique, with excellent acting by its two characters (Maggie and Bernard) and superbly shot, it had the idiosyncrasy of requiring me to stay alert throughout it, which I found quite novel and exciting. Based on the French philosopher Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle's book, 'Conversation on the Plurality of Worlds', it makes the audience wonder how many variations of one particular scene we are playing out at any given moment in other parallel universes. Although scenes were repeated, each time, a little more was revealed, like little clues being gifted to the viewer, and it didn't feel as if we were trapped in one scene - each 'repeated conversation' was different, it piqued my interest and moved the plot (and our discovery of the characters) further, with it's witty and philosophical conversations. The film unfolded gently, layer by layer. It is a low-budget film, and yet, the quality of its cinematography was to such a high standard, that it certainly looked as if a lot more was spent on it. It left the viewer with a sense that there are endless possibilities to life. I would highly recommend it.
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Touring a repossessed chateau, a film location scout falls for its flirtatious representative, who recounts the story of an influential book written there. But is their connection for real, or just a projection of the book's characters?
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