Once Every Day (2013)
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Highly visual, complexly edited, and without a conventional narrative 'story', ONCE EVERY DAY nevertheless circles a secret theme as it zeros in on a group of 25 people acting out a series of semi-ritualistic behavior patterns. But their eccentric impulses are aborted in unpredictable ways with each new attempt at action or development. As the film cuts between colored tableaus, bleached-out action sequences, expressionistic black-and-white confrontations, and slow immersion in pure light, we repeatedly hear the voices of the invisible director (Foreman) and his technicians, whispering off-camera instructions and comments to the characters - who are of course 'actors' as well as disturbed and inhibited human beings. The implicit question of the film becomes: could this be life itself - visibly re-making itself as art? --(c) Anthology Archives … More
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Critic Reviews for Once Every Day
Although primarily set in the nondescript, sparsely furnished rooms of a theater, "Once Every Day" takes you into another world that is consistently energizing, largely pleasurable, occasionally baffling and altogether unexpected.
Even if its ultimate meaning remains elusive, the film is enthralling.
Experimental-cinema fans weaned on formal deconstruction and celluloid chaos will likely find their minds less than blown.
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