28 Giu “The Doomsday Confession” by Martin Sommerdag
“The Doomsday Confession” is Martin Sommerdag’s new experimental project. The unmistakable approach of the director is the demonstration that the poetics and vision of an author can easily break away from big budgets and still arrive at a strong artistic identity. Sommerdag’s style manages to mix formats, shooting techniques and unconventional narratives to reflect on concepts that are always poised between a social study and a more intimate investigation of the human being.
With “Doomsday” Sommerdag seems to assimilate the madness of our days, tangled in the myriad of voices that overlap between digital communications to give us a hypothetical reality, in which urban legends become truth. Thus, this film, inspired by the countless social testimonies of self-styled time travelers, if on the one hand chooses to take (ironically) these rumors seriously, it also puts us in a position to accept the impossibility of a certainty. The future is by definition a place free from truths and certainties and for our time it is influenced by an ever growing fear of catastrophe. In just 42 minutes, therefore, Sommerdag tells us a story of enormous proportions, which ultimately touches us humanly to invite us to reflect on time, which always seems to escape in a race against our hectic life. Over all this poetic depth rests a film with solid narrative foundations, incredibly engaging and with an intriguing and certainly original visual structure.
One of the most interesting aspects of Sommerdag’s style is that we can never know what he holds in the future. We enthusiastically accept this virtuous unpredictability.