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Tsimpinis’ employment of hand-held camerawork, predominantly in close-ups and reverse shots, with an occasional wide, situational master plan, creates the sense of closeness between the characters and the viewers
Even the minimal characterization in Verdijk’s script serves its purpose. Things are sometimes at their best when they are kept simple and efficient.
It is a full moon night in a small town and the ghost rise from the graves on their way to the sky to the sounds of atmospheric strings music with a synthetized chorus in the background.
This year’s milestone 20th edition of Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival puts its spotlight on the Taiwanese cinema through the programme section Formosa Fantastica where we can find both feature-length and short genre films.
Night Bus is a genuine mystery-thriller with a lot of suspense that would, apart from the vengeful baby-monkey angle, work perfectly as a live action film.
Acting by the two leads and the rest of the cast is very physical, sometimes manically expressive, the music of different genres and styles is always loud, so the aesthetics of the film gets dangerously close to the music video territory.
The 19-minute runtime is divided in ten chapters that vary in length from under a minute snippets to a few minutes long sequences with the titles taken directly from The Bible.
Jung opts for detailed and soft hand-drawn animation in pencil and for a dialogue-free approach, making Invisible Eyes more accessible and more open to interpretation.