LIFE OF SIGNIFICANT SOIL REVIEWED
“Life of Significant Soil” is a rather dim movie. Dim as in almost dark, but there’s still a sliver of hope. But, I project a lot onto films like this. It’s weird that I watch movies about relationships like this and keep hoping that they pull it together. Hell, I kept hoping that “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” would end with the meteor missing Keira Knightley and that she got to find real happiness.
But, that is a lie created to help understand tragic situations. This film explores personal tragedies through a microcosm of emotion and repetition. Throughout your life, there are maybe 40 scenarios that you keep repeating. If you are lucky, you get to share them with someone else. However, that other person can pervert and change those scenarios. They can also grow resentful of you for cutting them out of those scenarios and essentially making them strangers.
No matter what happens and how much someone pines, it’s a never-ending cycle of life. This film gets that and throws it together in a truly shattering way. For 71 minutes, I never even paid attention to the length. Let this film take you away.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0