Two Clips From Koen Mortier's 22ND OF MAY
Now gearing up for a mid-November release in Belgium a pair of clips have turned up online from 22nd of May, the sophomore effort from Ex Drummer director Koen Mortier. Though clearly the work of the same man this is an entirely different sort of film from his debut, one that trades in the abrasiveness of the original for something entirely more hypnotic and metaphysical.
... While everything around him is burning, Sam tries his best to help. He drags a woman outside against her will. She is screaming, struggling to get back inside to save her child. But Sam is already back on the scene, trying to rescue other victims, all of them just as helpless as he is. They are strewn over the floor, covered in blood, their clothes shredded to pieces, feeling utterly lost. As their cries turn into screams, Sam is overpowered by fear and panic. First there was the shock, then the realization of what happened. Without thinking, he starts to run, turning his back to the apocalyptic scene. He flees, running along the streets of a city that once felt as familiar as a friend, but now seems more like a dark monster ...
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