Directed by Alex Taylor
When his daughter goes missing in an apparent alien abduction, Gabriel's search takes him dangerously close to her strange group of so-called friends. But the further he goes inside their computer game and fantasy-obsessed world, the more he realises that he must confront his own difficult memories if he is to get his daughter back.
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★★★★½ review by Ben Buckingham on Letterboxd
Olde weird England of the future. Fortean living in a terminal reality.
Taking a dash of Peter Watkins, Derek Jarman, Harmony Korinne, & Jonathan Glazer, Spaceship rests solidly in the weird old England sub-genre that has bubbled away in the margins of its cinema and TV forever. Here, the old fuses and evolves through the modern weird, being a tale of youth and destiny, of love in a broken-down world, haunted and enlivened by forteana. Strangely shattering, entombed within delusion and hope (two sides of the same coin), Spaceship is exquisite. The bizarre dreams of sub-cultures, of the bonds that tie all of us together as humans, the most bizarre phenomena of all. Beautifully shot, beautifully performed, beautifully scored, beautifully linked together like a necklace of exquisite charms. Mytho-poetic in a way few films achieve, and utilising an emotive logic rather than narrative logic, Spaceship shows how clichés can be transformed and re-invigorated to give the sense of taking flight with each drop of recognisable information being a beat of the wings to elevate the audience.
Just let it swim through you and know that it marks a point in space and time.
★★★★ review by Fox Cub Films on Letterboxd
If most films are a novel, this is poetry. Organic, captivating and completely original. A brilliant and inspiring debut.
★★★★ review by robbiez666 on Letterboxd
Spaceship removes all the barriers of social norms, allowing the protagonists to revel in a hazy, dreamlike, kaleidoscopic alternative reality.
★★★★★ review by archietheslayer on Letterboxd
Finally a British film that isn't bleak and depressing! I loved it.
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