“I’ve never seen anything like it. Highly original. Beautiful and mysterious southern-gothic avant-garde.”
“A visual feast, a prayer – it carried me on a journey into the heart of things and put me out on the other side. Reordering, reorienting.”
“makes Malick look like a straight shot of Hollywood”
General Orders No. 9 — Robert Persons delivers an aching ode to a simpler way of life—by way of reflecting upon the changes to his home state of Georgia—in this experimental cinematic tone poem. Certainly not for everyone, I was literally hypnotized by General Orders No. 9, which makes Terrence Malick look like a straight shot of Multiplex Hollywood. It’s one of the most defiantly personal works I’ve encountered in some time, and I look forward to revisiting it again.