Ark will take your breath away.
Review by: MiamiMovieCritic
Added: 8 years ago
The films of Grzegorz Jonkajts share some of the same exaggerated characters and settings as anime films. But, unlike some anime, the Polish filmmaker tells universal stories. The award winning Ark is a good example: a universal story that, over the course of seven concise minutes, becomes almost Biblical.
The film is a set in a future world where much of humanity has been wiped out by an unnamed virus. The survivors set out to find a new, unpolluted place to live. The man in charge learns that he’s contracted the virus. He decides there’s only one thing left to do: kill himself, thus preventing the disease from spreading.
The artistry of Ark will take your breath away. The opening scene on the harbor looks like it belongs in the Museum of Modern Art. Once the film moves inside the ship, there are some amazing sights. The detail of all the gadgets and controls is simply jaw-dropping. My favorite set piece is the sleeping quarters where all the survivors stay. It reminded me of the shocking living conditions of the poor in Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York. Go ahead and gawk at Ark.