Eye For Film >> Movies >> Guilty By Nature (2006) Film Review
Guilty By Nature
Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson
Who would have thought a year in the life of a plant could be so interesting? Jospeh Barnett brings a heightened sense of reality to his engaging short film with the use of extreme close ups and exaggerated sound.
We watch as the plants sit in a nursery, the seasons pass, one falls over, people tend them. This may not sound particularly enthralling but by focussing so intently on the minutae of the nursery Barnett creates a drama on the nature of existence, which is made all the more accomplished by its lack of actors. Delightfully disorientating.
Shown as part of the Edinburgh Film Festival's European Shorts showcase.Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2006