The Human Surge ★★★★

An excavation into humanity’s laidback forgotten bodies. A film that often seems to exist at the surface of flat overexposed images (no surprise webcam work features throughout). The image texture a true aesthetic weapon. It applies what has always been the main source of intrigue in Argentinean culture, a believe on the power of fiction to a series of situations that might at first feel outside of it and in the process gives a true shot in the arm of energy in many tired festival tropes. The film’s main strength is how Williams can move with ease from the total to specific and back finding echoes and new spaces that manages to keep the film operating both at a large tapestry and in the moment. There’s so many curveballs to avoid the film to just fall into complacency and he manages to make the three sections to echo each other without ever feel trapped by it.