Anima ★★★★

Did not expect to be as overwhelmed by this as I was, and was not conscious of what it was working at until after I started tearing up. ANIMA is grief as a dream. The aesthetics of imposed dystopian routine; not rehashed, but repurposed as lyrical representations of loss and the subsequent struggle for a reclamation of self. Damien Jalet deserves to be billed alongside Anderson and Yorke for his choreography. Every cut; every silent bit of information that elevates the narrative beyond one of ‘finding love in a capitalist place’, is linked to his movement.