Saturday Special: Mnemophrenia [Film]

 

“The film explores how society is affected by and how it adapts to deal with mnemophrenia, a growing new psychosis and the still advancing technology. We see the story unfold over time, through the eyes of three generations of the same family who are all affected and involved in different ways. The story explores how attitudes to Mnemophrenia would differ from person to person and across generations, going from resistance and fear, through acceptance and eventually even using it to our benefit, pushing humanity towards a new evolutionary step.” – IMDb

 

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Usually we begin these Saturday Specials/Sunday Matinees with a quote of some sort from a press release of some sort, but this amazing film was sent to us directly from the team behind the film who actually managed to give an absolutely perfect and non-spoiler like description in the film in words that I am 100% in agreement with – “[this film has] the indie element, the polarizing technology theme and every reader will find something relatable in the film.” Again, I completely agree. This is a mesmerizing film that holds back nothing in regards to addressing the obsession with technology that is plaguing, yet also rejuvenating, our society as a whole. For every good, there is a bad. For every positive there is a negative waiting rear its ugly head in a bloody outrageous way. Mnemophrenia is a film that attempts to look at this idea at incredibly in depth and complicated angles. It is a biting look at what humans are becoming as a species as we become more and more reliant on technology to not only sustain our existence, but to guide us through said existence negating real experiences. At what point are we going to realize that we are manufacturing ourselves so much around the world wide web that even our memories are going to be questionable one day?

Do we really even know who we are anymore? It used to be that the anonymity of the internet was a compelling factor. Now we don’t entirely hide who we are, but we still attempt to reign with a mask of unearned superiority because we can not be physically harmed (in the moment) for the comments we make on the internet that are broadcasted to the entire world. So when does it go to far? Virtual Reality is a concept I have known about since my youth. And as technology advances, virtual reality becomes evermore popular. It is destined to become an absolute. It is destined to take over the the human psyche. And that is what a film like Mnemophrenia is trying to tell us. If we continue to become to attached to these things that are supposed to be pure entertainment, and we incorporate this madness into our everyday lives, we are destined to completely ruin ourselves and human existence as we know it. At least that is my take on things.

 

 

But, no matter how god damn scary the subject matter, it is suffice to say that director and co-writer Erin Konstantinidou has created an absolute masterpiece of a film that deserves to be loved by all. I am always impressed by the idea of a film have a wild concept that could technically carry the whole concept through with very little effort, yet still manages to be very well produced, stylized, and just a damn good film overall. And as far as performances go, the wonderful Robert Milton Wallace straight up acted his ass off with a performance of a lifetime. Robert took the idea of being a rational yet supportive person and made it extremely believable within a highly unbelievable context. Well done, Sir.

However you can, Folks, see this film! It is bound to blow your minds! Enjoy!

 

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