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Pavilion

UK 2022
produced by
Thomas Walters, Xander Phillips for Rusalka Pictures
directed by Eveshka Ghost
starring Tim van den Berg, Pip Rose, Alex Willis, Alberto Santos, David Wilson, James McClusky
written and music by Eveshka Ghost

review by
Mike Haberfelner

It couldn't start out more commonly: At an otherwise rather boring community center barbecue, Alex (Tim van den Berg) runs across Emily (Pip Rose), and he feels encouraged to start a rather innocent conversation with her, and the two of them seem to get along well enough, until she's called away by a person unknown - and that should have been it, really, but later that day, Alex finds Emily stabbed, and she cuts short all his efforts to help her, so he eventually decides to track down her assailant, a guy with a grey hoodie, instead - but seems to arrive a little too late everytime he almost catches him. He eventually runs into Emily again, but Emily is changed, thinks he wants to attack her and ultimately attacks him - and in the fight that ensues, he stabs her. Running off, he finds a grey hoodie and decides to disguise himself - to realize he's in a time loop, and he's now the guy in the grey hoodie whom he has been chasing. He tries to make things right again, but fails mostly - and it might just be that Emily's caught in the same time loop ...

 

Now I have to admit, this is not a movie that's terribly easy to follow, as it's labyrinthine in structure, returns to the same plot points again and again to shed a different light on them, and their repetition only gradually reveals more and more of the truth, a "truth" that we actually never get in full, as the film leaves many things open to interpretation, and quite intentionally so. But what really makes the movie is how well it's structured, and that despite all of its going through the same plot points again and again, it never drops in tension, thanks to a level-headed and genre savvy approach to things. And of course a couple of relatable leads giving grounded performances only help to make this one cool yet a bit other-worldly movie experience.

 

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