Snow Angel (2011) – By Brian Morton

What goes through your head in the last minutes of your life? It’s a question that everyone gets an answer to, but not in time to share your answers with others. Well, in a new film from Acilesi Films, Snow Angel, we get a glimpse at one man and his seemingly final moments on the earth.

We find Jacob on the floor, prone and calling for help. As the days linger on and on, Jacob goes through anger, remorse and finally hopelessness, all while reflecting on his life and the good and bad that he’d done during it.

The real interest in Snow Angel is the fact that it’s really all done in one shot…well, not one shot exactly, but we’re on the floor next to Jacob and the camera doesn’t move through most of the film! At first it’s a bit disconcerting, after all, we’re used to movies where the perspective changes from minute to minute, but Snow Angel’s perspective is inside Jacob’s head and while it changes, we’re forced to watch from the outside! It’s a very interesting film, both the story and the execution. It’s an interesting movie and it’s well worth your time.

I’m giving Snow Angel 3 out of 4 cigars, it’s not for everyone, you have to be a bit experimental to get through this one, but it’s a pretty interesting experiment to observe. You can experiment on yourself by heading over to http://www.arcilesifilms.com.