Eye For Film >> Movies >> Karmok (2012) Film Review
Reviewed by: Andrew Robertson
Unless you know that Karmok is the fourth part of an experimental film series called The Cycle that are about movement shot on Super 8 in the fantastic landscapes of the Faroe Islands, you will be watching two women dancing in black and white.
If you're really looking forward to Jodorowsky's Dune or have an opinion on the relative qualities of Herbert's novels then you might wonder if this were a Bene Gesserit training document illustrating some prana bindu semaphore, and perhaps that is the point - one watches, one wonders, but one's attention wanders, and the approach is not perhaps as welcoming as might be hoped. If prompting an audience to think of other things it's usually prudent to bring their attention back.
Seen in another context this might and would be something else, and considered at leisure that lends itself to the potential it might be hoping to tap, but for all its kinetic energy (aided in part by the music of Thomas Garside) and the choreography and direction of Rammatik duo Rannva Karadottir and Marianna Morkore it's at best a teasing piece of a greater whole and at worst an idea that leaves one grasping for footing until it finds itself without a leg to stand on.Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2014