Undergods (2020)

In a future world, a series of stories tells the narrative of a world just about ready to die. Whether its soldiers like K (Johann Myers) and Z (Géza Röhrig) seeking meat to survive or children going missing, this is a world much worse than our own, were that possible. Welcome to the time of Undergods.

This film gets a lot of mileage out of its bleak cityscapes of Serbia and Estonia, the synths of Wojciech Golczewski and a constantly shifting narrative. It doesn’t really all add up, but it does point to writer and director Chino Moya being a formidable talent.

The stories that are told — a married couple is split by a neighbor who never wants to leave, a businessman screws over a stranger who ruins his life and a woman’s first husband returns to ruin her life even further  — could take place at any time. The fact that they take place in a world that may one day be our own has a certain dark charm to it.

You can watch Undergods on demand from Gravitas Ventures.

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