Free Fall

An old woman flies past six floors after jumping from the roof of her apartment block. Six stories on the poor state of humanity, told with humour and rare imagination to the accompaniment of a pulsating soundtrack from Amon Tobin. A woeful burlesque set in the present by one of Europe’s most original contemporary filmmakers.


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  • ★★★★ review by filmefixola on Letterboxd

    i am the kid who goes back to his mother's uterus.

  • ★★★★★ review by Hamidreza Nassiri on Letterboxd

    Now we have a new "The Blood of Poet"! With the amazing "Free Fall," one of the most shocking and crazy films I have ever seen!

    Based on Cocteau's film and with references to the great surrealist films, including "Un chien Andalou," but more shocking than all of them!

  • ★★★★ review by Toni on Letterboxd

    brief memories from the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014

    I really dig the way Palfi's mind works. Some of the shorts are a bit half-assed, but the overall structure and the wicked humour are right up my brain alley of dark wonders. Half Roy Andersson, half new weird fiction. With bugs! This thing does not wish to explain its outrageous actions. It's nasty cause life is pretty nasty, and symbolism has died a painful death. We Finns totally get it, György. Shine on, you crazy diamond.

  • ★★★★ review by Stephen Brown on Letterboxd

    I'm still not entirely sure what this was but it was absolutely brilliant. Slightly worrying that it only appeared to me and the couple next to me laughing throughout. Perhaps could've done with one less story but I wouldn't want to drop any of them. The scariest cow in film history, a Chris Morris style trip to the doctors, the most ocd couple and a tv sitcom.

  • ★★★½ review by MadVinnie22 on Letterboxd

    This is one truly bizarre film. We have seven different stories - and they all are so different from each other, in tone and in story - that it's a true joy to experience. That is, if you are a fan of the weird stuff.

    Carrying us through from one story to another is the old lady who jumps off the roof of her apartment building - only to walk up the stairs and do it again.

    I won't even try to explain half of the stories... it's not going to make much sense. We have one where a boy sees a cow and his family doesn't. We have another which is done like a sitcom, where a two-some turns into a three-some.

    And the MOST bizarre one, where a woman visits a doctor... it would be SO wrong of me to even give any more info on that one. Just be warned, it's extreme. One of my favorite parts of this film was the point of this story where I "figured it out"... and then I just sat and waited to see if it really was going to go there.

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