To A God Unknown

Synopsis

A journey within some poetic verses by Sergey Esenin and Arthur Rimbaud intertwining with a novel by John Steinbeck. To join each other are primordial elements such as the water, blood, fire, love, God.

A deeper reading key suggests that the three chapters deals the theme of ritual sacrifice in honor of love, God and sacredness.

The “time” is the matrix of the human life in the world. But if the time blend himself with the divine, every clocks is annihilated.

Review

3/5
An intimate short about spirituality.
Written and directed by Samantha Casella, ‘To A God Unknown’ takes viewers through an experimental artform of metaphorical poetry and spirituality. This 9-minute short film is split into 3-chapters – each with a separate narrative and voice-over. Breath-taking shots of nature and picturesque landscapes (Captured by Cinematographer Frank Hoffman) fill the screens throughout as we hear the poetic verses by Sergey Esenin and Arthur Rimbaud (intertwining with a novel by John Steinbeck).
To A God Unknown Short Film
Chapter 1 (Your smile is snowing in my heart) opens the short with turbulence as birds fall dramatically from the sky and waves crash through storms. Chapter 2 (I trusted him because He is eternal) explores spiritual sacrifice as we witness a man’s suicide amongst nature. Chapter 3 (The clock is still) concludes the short with a burning clock washed up on a beach.

Samantha Casella has created a powerful short that should not be overlooked. The themes hold strong with religion, nature and psychology intertwined to create an emotional poetic experiment. Cinematography, combined with enchanting narration by Viacheslav Syngaevskiy, Richard Lloyd Stevens and Fréderic Bernard help to deliver an intimate short of that offers viewers a moment to reflect and understand the earth in a spiritual light. A highly recommended experimental short.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Samantha Casella
Writer(s): Samantha Casella
Cast: Brian Witt, Fréderic Bernard, Richard Lloyd Stevens, Samantha Casella, Viacheslav Syngaevskiy
Producer(s): The Wild Bunch
Director of Photography: Frank Hoffman
Editor(s): Trevor Bishop
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Massimiliano Lazzaretti,Tatiana Mele
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Drama, Experimental
Subjects: Art, History, Nature, Psychology, Religion, Spirituality
Country: Italy
Language: English, French, Italian
Year: 2020
Published in January 2022

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Samantha Casella
Writer(s): Samantha Casella
Cast: Brian Witt, Fréderic Bernard, Richard Lloyd Stevens, Samantha Casella, Viacheslav Syngaevskiy
Producer(s): The Wild Bunch
Director of Photography: Frank Hoffman
Editor(s): Trevor Bishop
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Massimiliano Lazzaretti,Tatiana Mele
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama, Experimental
Subjects: Art, History, Nature, Psychology, Religion, Spirituality
Country: Italy
Language: English, French, Italian
Year: 2020
Collections:

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To A God Unknown

Synopsis

A journey within some poetic verses by Sergey Esenin and Arthur Rimbaud intertwining with a novel by John Steinbeck. To join each other are primordial elements such as the water, blood, fire, love, God.

A deeper reading key suggests that the three chapters deals the theme of ritual sacrifice in honor of love, God and sacredness.

The “time” is the matrix of the human life in the world. But if the time blend himself with the divine, every clocks is annihilated.

Review

An intimate short about spirituality.

3/5
Written and directed by Samantha Casella, ‘To A God Unknown’ takes viewers through an experimental artform of metaphorical poetry and spirituality. This 9-minute short film is split into 3-chapters – each with a separate narrative and voice-over. Breath-taking shots of nature and picturesque landscapes (Captured by Cinematographer Frank Hoffman) fill the screens throughout as we hear the poetic verses by Sergey Esenin and Arthur Rimbaud (intertwining with a novel by John Steinbeck).
To A God Unknown Short Film
Chapter 1 (Your smile is snowing in my heart) opens the short with turbulence as birds fall dramatically from the sky and waves crash through storms. Chapter 2 (I trusted him because He is eternal) explores spiritual sacrifice as we witness a man’s suicide amongst nature. Chapter 3 (The clock is still) concludes the short with a burning clock washed up on a beach.

Samantha Casella has created a powerful short that should not be overlooked. The themes hold strong with religion, nature and psychology intertwined to create an emotional poetic experiment. Cinematography, combined with enchanting narration by Viacheslav Syngaevskiy, Richard Lloyd Stevens and Fréderic Bernard help to deliver an intimate short of that offers viewers a moment to reflect and understand the earth in a spiritual light. A highly recommended experimental short.

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