Guilty By Nature

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.

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Shown as part of the Edinburgh Film Festival's European Shorts showcase.

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2006
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A year in the life of a nursery shrub.

Director: Joseph Barnett

Writer: Joseph Barnett

Year: 2006

Runtime: 9 minutes

Country: UK


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