11 Apr “The Alpha’s Bet” by Dan Ramm
Defining “The Alpha’s Bet” as a movie is certainly correct. But this work escapes simple categories and after an incredibly exciting vision that flies away with a breath, another definition comes to mind. “The Alpha’s Bet” is an elegy. A poem that mixes with images with the rhythm of a prose, a voice that becomes music and a film that becomes flow. It is difficult to describe the intense experience felt while watching, as the work of Dan Ramm is devoid of a plot, without pauses. The narrative in fact embraces a broader sense and is constructed as an ode to the word, to the letter pronounced and thought out.
The film thus becomes a universal story, capable of expanding beyond any cultural and temporal filter. Time. Here is probably another of the key words of the text. In an attempt to go beyond mortality, art reaches a higher sense, above our own life. In fact, this same film seems destined to resist oblivion and become a stone, an imperishable testimony of the possibilities of creation. From a purely cinematographic point of view, Dan Ramm’s film has an incredible rhythm: the rhythm of editing and narration are actually the “waves” that allow the viewer to let themselves be carried away. Words and images come together in an extracinematographic dimension, like a return to the origin of symbols, in a bewitching totality. This is evidently the result of the director’s vision, pure and spontaneous, which finds organic completeness in editing. A film that is ultimately something more.