(PHIL TIPPETT, USA, 2021, 83 MIN)
The actual story leaves the viewer guessing for a good deal of the film but might sum up to: A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city and the Assassin emerges from it to explore a labyrinth of bizarre landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens.
Phil Tippett (visual effects for STAR WARS, JURASSIC PARK, ROBOCOP, and STARSHIP TROOPERS to name a few) has worked for about 30 years on this stop-motion film, bringing all his craftsmanship and some of his short films together. LSD-influenced and much more obscure and experimental than the abovementioned blockbusters, it is very much a personal project, for which he started a Kickstarter campaign in the mid-noughties.
See trailer here
Tickets are available at the Worm