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TOD (Death)

Journey into the profound and visually poetic realm of Mantas Jockus’s experimental masterpiece.
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Mantas Jockus’s experimental masterpiece unfolds as a poignant visual marvel, captivating audiences with a tale of a woman’s profound departure from life, elegantly embracing her end. The film stars Cora as the central and solitary character, and Jockus’s cinematography is nothing short of cinematic brilliance, offering high-quality visuals that elevate the storytelling.

The breathtaking yet harsh landscape becomes a character of its own, setting a somber tone that resonates throughout the narrative, amplified by Teho Teardo’s tense and evocative soundtrack. The North Sea coastal beach, isolated and windswept, serves as the poignant stage where Cora, in a mesmerizing display of symbolism, covers herself in dark muddy sand before submerging into the water – an act laden with powerful metaphor.

Jockus’s work is a testament to artistic ingenuity, creativity, and visual poetry, beautifully executed with meticulous attention to detail. The narrative voiceover, haunting and ethereal, adds another layer to the film’s emotional depth.

In its brevity, this short film manages to deliver a profoundly moving experience, leaving a lasting imprint on the viewer’s senses. This is not just a film; it’s an immersive journey into the intersection of life, nature, and the inevitable, expertly crafted and visually stunning from start to finish.

Brief Synopsis

TOD [toːt] – death, demise, end.

We alone understand our own mortality.

TOD

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Credits

Director(s): Mantas Jockus
Writer(s): Mantas Jockus
Cast: Cora
Producer(s): Mantas Jockus
Director of Photography: Mantas Jockus
Animation (if applicable):

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Runtime: 2 min

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TOD (Death)

Journey into the profound and visually poetic realm of Mantas Jockus’s experimental masterpiece.
5/5

Review

Mantas Jockus’s experimental masterpiece unfolds as a poignant visual marvel, captivating audiences with a tale of a woman’s profound departure from life, elegantly embracing her end. The film stars Cora as the central and solitary character, and Jockus’s cinematography is nothing short of cinematic brilliance, offering high-quality visuals that elevate the storytelling.

The breathtaking yet harsh landscape becomes a character of its own, setting a somber tone that resonates throughout the narrative, amplified by Teho Teardo’s tense and evocative soundtrack. The North Sea coastal beach, isolated and windswept, serves as the poignant stage where Cora, in a mesmerizing display of symbolism, covers herself in dark muddy sand before submerging into the water – an act laden with powerful metaphor.

Jockus’s work is a testament to artistic ingenuity, creativity, and visual poetry, beautifully executed with meticulous attention to detail. The narrative voiceover, haunting and ethereal, adds another layer to the film’s emotional depth.

In its brevity, this short film manages to deliver a profoundly moving experience, leaving a lasting imprint on the viewer’s senses. This is not just a film; it’s an immersive journey into the intersection of life, nature, and the inevitable, expertly crafted and visually stunning from start to finish.

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

TOD [toːt] – death, demise, end.

We alone understand our own mortality.

TOD

Credits

Director(s): Mantas Jockus
Writer(s): Mantas Jockus
Cast: Cora
Producer(s): Mantas Jockus
Director of Photography: Mantas Jockus
Animation:

Specifications

Genre:
Country:
Year:
Runtime: 2 min
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