Never got around to seeing this the past few weeks
but my girlfriend watched it 'cause a fellow Nick Cave fan recommended it, so... she told me I should see it too, and here I am. I can safely say I regret I didn't see it back on the day it was submitted (was either asleep or out, most likely).
The music builds up to the title... beautiful artwork, too. And great melding of voice and music, too. The guy sitting there after the TV goes out and turns to static... thinking about his day and all of his days and all of the days to come and so forth... kinda reminded me of Kevin Spacey (in both his facial look and his mindset as well) in American Beauty for some reason. I guess we could kinda label this a "Russian Beauty," though that title doesn't have the same implications for some reason.
Anyway, I'm the kind of American who can love a movie, be it in English, be it dubbed into English, or be it subtitled into English, whichever is best for the material (then again, I've lived overseas and traveled much in my life, as well). And why should a flash movie be any different? Many "foreign" movies on NG tend to not have very much dialogue to kinda compensate, but I'm glad this one doesn't take that path. Plenty of dialogue, and I love the sound of spoken Russian. And finally, the themes and plot of the flash are all quite worth thinking about, so... a beautiful looking and sounding flash is made all the better by that... I love the sunbeams breaking through the windowpanes at the end, too. Best single visual image I've ever seen in a flash, I think.
Wonderful and detailed visual, auditory, and imaginative job with this. And it is a movie unafraid to show and say THIS is "what can be changed" instead of ASKING "what can be changed?"