29 Ago “The Empty Space” by Kang Le
Kang Le’s experimental approach is a real key to access a new perception of feelings. If it is true that “The Empty Space” speaks in some way of violence, this way is so radical and intimate as to leave us confused. The slow excursion into the X-ray plates of the protagonist’s brain leads us to a new vision of interiority as a chemical place for the formation of poetic concepts. It is quite disturbing and fascinating at the same time, the calmness with which it is clear that life, this tangle of perceptions, is actually modulating its vital frequencies at a perhaps lower (or higher) level of consciousness.
This “Empty Space” therefore, could also be understood as “Total Space”, in which questions find their answer simply by disappearing. At the same time, it is not possible to escape a more human expression of pain and bewilderment and the film is therefore unbearably moving. Kang Le’s film is a very rare film, which seems to come from the most remote passages of its own cells and for this reason it is truly, perhaps, a unique, quietly upsetting film.