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21 August 2019

Origins

by Alice May


Belle Mt.: “Origins” - 3 mins 35s

The neo-soft rock of Belle Mt's 'Origins' comes with a hand-drawn meditation on the future of our species. Indeed, our entire planet. A mature couple who happen to be scientists with the technology to populate other planets (is it a good idea?) take a rocket 'arc' through interstellar space scattering seeds and babies willy-nilly.

It's beautifully drawn by animator and director Mustashrik Mahbub, possessing an ethereal, fleeting quality. Interestingly it has a genuine Seventies vibe as well: the scientist couple could have stepped straight out of an Alex Comfort manual and the imagery is similarly fecund.

But this just adds to its mood of wistful hope over reality, and as such it's deeply, sweetly poignant.


Film Production: Partizan Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Mustashrik Mahbub

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