Surrealist auteur James Fotopoulos directs his first feature-length film with the experimental horror film Zero. Shot in black-and-white 16 mm and then hand-tinted, the film consists of a man (Matthew Buckley) slipping into total isolation with the help of pornography, violence, and disease. Running over two hours long, the lone character descends into madness and develops a cyst. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
Zero wasn't exactly what I'd expected, but it's an interesting look into mental health and all of the "fun" side effects that come with a very serious case of it.The film quality is very low-budget and that's what made me groan at first(I'm not usually a fan of that style/aesthetic,but I'm getting to like it in some situations),but the director is smart about the limitations of the medium and utilizes handy tricks to give the film atmosphere and make it memorable.Content?Idunno...I guess your average Joe would call it "weird","perverse","meaningless",or"bad quality"?I call it a journey into one person's mental illness and the aftermath that results from not confronting/treating it.