Review of Interface (2017)

Moving picture, 120 minutes

Seen in 2021.

A silent immortal who resembles Magritte’s The Son of Man (1964) teams up with a polymorphic survivor of the 1943 Philadelphia Experiment against a corporation working to undo the experiment’s surreal effects.

Lo-fi 2D/3D auteur animation by Justin Tomchuk, complete with his original score and a helpful list, to the end credits, of the individual works of art referenced throughout. The plot and atmosphere are a pleasant mashup of US horror and Japanese SF animation, but the action is almost completely stripped out in favour of arthouse set pieces and jokes reminiscent of 1990s computer games.

moving picture animation fiction series