The film zooms in to project humanity’s struggle onto Vesper. With one gust of wind (and some tragic losses), health and prosperity can be hers (and ours) again.
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At its core, Vesper feels like a dark fairytale, like something born from the haunted tales of Grimms' Fairy Tales.
A wistful beauty and a delicately imaginative sense of craft set Vesper apart from most post-apocalyptic stories.
Under the muck and mire, Vesper is a reminder that both life and hope can be surprisingly durable, flexible, and morphable.
The story’s arc may feel familiar, but it isn’t utterly predictable, with the child’s enterprise and cunning nicely matched against Marsan’s I’m Bigger Than You omnipotence. And the messaging of “Vesper” leaves this bleak tale a little room to breathe and anyone watching it the tiniest prayer of hope.
Dystopian sci-fi has rarely been as delicately and beautifully detailed as Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper’s new film.