This won't be everyone's cup of tea. I however have watched plenty of absolute rubbish and this film is well acted, filmed and written. I'm a big Walking Dead fan and this reminded me quite a bit on it, although more a slower stronger tequila without zombies than the beery dead. The atmosphere is palpable and a lot is left to the imagination as to the whys and whats however the interplay in a low number of characters is pretty intense. You do need to be able to enjoy this kind of thing and there's a lot of subtext social commentary in here, not much is in your face explicit generic movie script that spells everything out. Shot beautifully in Ireland, intense stuff with no laughs, but I thought pretty fresh.
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The Survivalist (2015)
The Survivalist is a movie starring Mia Goth, Martin McCann, and Barry Ward. In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he...
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In a kill-or-be-killed world where starvation is rife and strangers are always dangerous, The Survivalist lives off the grid, and by his wits. When a starving woman and her teenage daughter discover his forest refuge, his loneliness drives him to overcome his suspicion and strike a bargain with them in return for bed and board. But as desire becomes stronger than necessity, the exchange becomes an uneasy, ongoing arrangement which threatens not only his carefully constructed world but also his life.
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I thought it was pretty damn goodReviewed byjonnytheshirtVote: 7/10
Haunting post apocalyptic tale. Sublimely acted, directed, and photographed. May not be for everyone, but a must for anyone who loves film and is bored of the spate of fantasy and YA dystopian dramas that are all too prevalent. This movie can be seen as both a futuristic nightmare and as a cautionary tale about our wasting of our resources and the dangers that loom. Martin McCann provides the heart and soul of the film in the title role and he is certainly destined for stardom. All the performances are brave and gut wrenching. Given the darkness of the film and its graphic visuals I am not sure if this film can find a wide audience but it is guaranteed to become a festival favorite and cult success.
In The Survivalist the world population outgrew the food supply and a decline in Oil Production.In a world were rules no longer apply but you own, what is right and what is wrong is at your discretion, ethics and morals are crushed by the will to survive. This is a world were people use the most extreme measures to stay alive. We also see how the world copes with the downfall of humanity.
We look at the life of an unnamed Man living alone in the wilderness, his sole existence focused on his daily routine. We see much stillness and subtlety while we see desolation consumes every minute in his life, even so he is comfortable with his environment, having no desire for any human contact. Until two women (mother and daughter)seeking shelter and food, the protagonist rejects them, having clear antisocial interaction and most likely a personality disorder,until the mother reminds him something only her daughter can offer. They are make a barter so they can stay and help to cultivate and hunt.
We realize that he is a very reserved and quiet person his solitude is a way to protect himself both physically and mentally,but he manages to open to them in his own way. At some point he has to save the daughter from another survivalist gaining some of the humanity he ones lost and taking away the selfishness in him, to me its not a heroic act its just a very humanist choice that burst out in him. For me personally that is the subject of this film loss and recovery of a person broken by guilt.
I can see some influences from the walking dead, the last of us and the road. Removing the colorful atmosphere surrounding their environment its a very gray world and the inclination of what is good and bad depends on how the characters accept the new world in which they live and the rules they must follow to maintain their humanity.
"You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget."
― Cormac McCarthy, The Road