I would love to shine a light on the goings-on in Aymeric Ayral’s Mirrored: Chapter II but with no inside knowledge I’m just as much in the dark as you. Why is the lady in the red jacket in such a rush? Dunno. Is that a real accident or a clumsy attempt to halt her journey? Possibly. Will the singing film ultimately spell disaster for all concerned in the next chapter? Your guess is as good as mine (probably better actually). What I do know is there are some lovely visuals here and a great cover of Crying which mean I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt.
If this is Chapter II doesn’t that suggest the existence of a Chapter I? Yes it does but as you’ll see, how the two are connected is (yes you’ve guest it) beyond me. Still, I can’t wait for Chapter III.
MarBelle has a strange compulsion to watch as many films as he can get his hands on and find jobs that give him a legitimate excuse to drill filmmakers about their work. Directors Notes is the latest incarnation of this disorder and so much cheaper than film school. Twitter: @MarBelle