The 100 Greatest Films I’ve Ever Seen:
#15 - A Short Film About Killing (1988), dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski
Bergman defines “The Hour of the Wolf” as
"The time between midnight and dawn when most people die, when sleep is deepest, when nightmares are most palatable. It is the hour when the sleepless are pursued by their sharpest anxieties, when ghosts and demons hold sway. The hour of the wolf is also the hour when most children are born."
This film is great, there are things about it that frustrated me, but i will gladly go and watch it again. There are scenes that are so well done they linger with you for days, i do still wish that Jonathan Glazier let some more information out, but somehow it still works well because i am anxious to see the film again. I’ve never heard a creepy soundtrack that worked so effectively in creeping the audience out but at the same time keeping your attention and only one time did i ever feel a film stay with me for that long. It is a special kind of film i wouldn’t go so far as to call it a masterpiece, but it it is definitely high up there with other independent cinema giants.
Under the Skin (2013)