Through its nine-scene composition, Black Summer tells a story of young savagery, lust and love amongst a group of isolated teenagers lost in the midst of the merciless and dramatic landscape that is simultaneously passive and active, beautiful and threatening; an external metaphor for the characters' interior dilemmas and conflicts.
Premiered at Copenhagen International Film Festival Cph:Dox in 2010, Black Summer is influenced by the legendary Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth and represents music and film in equal parts, allowing both media to support each other in mood and narrative whilst referencing classic genre films from the road movie, film noir and westerns. Structured so that each chapter can be viewed in any order to challenge the viewer's perception and increase narrative ambiguity, Black Summer is a compelling and melancholic tale of youth rebellion.
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