EXIT AT SCI-FI-LONDON
Friday 6th April, 2012
At the end of last year, Quiet Earth – the self-proclaimed “UHF of the film world” – saw the trailer to EXIT and were inspired to write an article about it. In fact, they contacted us directly and asked if they could see a copy of the movie.
The good news is that they liked it so much they asked if they could present the UK premiere of EXIT at the SCI-FI-LONDON festival in May.
We wish we could be there – if only for the selfish reason that many of the films playing sound great. Like the dreamscape story Cycle: “It’s as if Stanley Kubrick had directed Tron.” Or weird experiment of True Love: “Are they being tortured by a psychopath or is their love being put to the ultimate test?”
SCI-FI-LONDON’s synopsis of EXIT is one of our favourites, too. Here’s how they describe it:
If a film ever deserved the description of enigmatic and atmospheric it is EXIT.
The film follows Alice, one of a growing number of people who believe that the city is a maze and there is a door, a hidden exit that will take them to a better place. If you don’t find the exit you will become trapped into a comfortable, domestic existence.
Tonally it is like the world of The Matrix before taking the red pill. Visually stunning, it is made up of abstract fragments of lost corners of cityscapes backed with hypnotic soundscapes and fragments of conversations looking for answers to life’s mysteries.
Part sci-fi, part psychological drama: existentialism has never looked and sounded so good.
We’d like to thank Don Neumann, editor in chief of Quiet Earth, and Louis Savy, festival director of SCI-FI-LONDON, for all their support.
EXIT screens on Monday May 7th, 5:45pm, at Apollo Piccadilly Circus. Tickets are on sale now. If you're in London, why not go and applaud obnoxiously on our behalf?