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"If the world were to end tomorrow, how would you live today?"
  • NR
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.8  (306)

Obselidia is a thought-provoking independent film from 2010 set in an alternative present-day Los Angeles. Shot on a shoestring budget by director Diane Bell, the movie stars Michael Piccirilli as George, a solitary librarian in crisis. He has decided to write a book about obsolete things, but is struggling to find the right words while grappling with his own existential fears. George believes the world is about to end, and wants to document the ruins before they disappear forever.

Enter Sophie (played by Gaynor Howe), a young attractive wizard in the art of fixing antique typewriters. Sophie seeks out George to fix some of her machines, and they eventually strike up a friendship that evolves into a sweet romance. Sophie is fascinated by George's obscure obsessions, and he gradually opens up about his life goals and dreams. She encourages him to explore new avenues of creativity and expression, and even takes him on a road trip to Nevada to visit an actual ghost town.

On their journey, they meet the peculiar Salt (Frank Hoyt Taylor), a feverish independent filmmaker convinced he is creating a masterpiece. Salt captures George and Sophie's curious adventures with his hand-held camera, and provides some comic relief as the eccentric third wheel of their odd trio. Together, they explore abandoned places, talk about the mysteries of the universe, and ponder the meaning of love and loss.

Obselidia is a poignant story about human connections in a world that seems to be fraying at the edges. It asks important questions about what we hold onto, what we let go of, and how we find purpose and hope in uncertain times. The film is beautifully shot in black and white, with a stylish nod to classic Hollywood era movies. The cinematography is a character in itself, showcasing the stark beauty of the American West and the magic of everyday moments. The film is scored with a lovely, haunting soundtrack by Liam Finn, adding to the overall dreamlike atmosphere.

Obselidia is an indie gem that showcases the talents of a passionate and visionary filmmaker. Diane Bell's work garnered widespread praise at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010, where it was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Prize for depicting science and technology themes in a sensitive and creative way. The movie explores themes of loss, fear, and hope, and ultimately celebrates the beauty of human connection in uncertain times. Obselidia is a must-see for fans of independent cinema, lovers of thoughtful stories, and anyone who has ever felt lost and alone in the world.

Obselidia is a 2010 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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    6.8  (306)