Eye For Film >> Movies >> Autumnal (2008) Film Review
Reviewed by: James Gracey
Scott Nyerges’ Autumnal is an amalgamation of strangely ominous atmospherics and a pulsating soundtrack that plays out over a myriad of startling visuals; including a lurid swirling mass of colour that echoes the opening credits of Roger Corman’s The Pit And The Pendulum.
Guaranteed to fuel the debate of what differentiates a short film from a visual installation, Nyerges’ film freely pushes the boundaries of experimentalism. Autumnal contains no narrative and exists purely as a mood-piece and as a feast for the eyes.
At times the writhing visuals resemble some sort of bizarre coral-like structure spewing out a constellation of spores. More than likely it could be oil swirling in water. Accompanied by an ethereal soundscape, courtesy of Mike Vernusky, the imagery is imbued with an otherworldly feel: an intimate exploration of the landscape of some far-flung, uninhabitable planet.Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2009