Symmetrical World

Directed by Kenichi Sasaki  |  Review by Ananya Jana

Without using CG, in Symmetrical World, the director attempts to represent unrealistic worldview only with real-life images using a drone. You know deep down what is essential to you in your life. You know what truly matters. If this means living an “unrealistic” according to the majority, then so be it. The director craves passion, purpose, greatness, and freedom. This story-line is filled with dreams and desires waiting to be pursued and achieved.

The sharp commentary with subtle symbolism touches upon how we as individuals are forced to make choices that go against our beliefs to satisfy the society, and yet we do not make an active move to break free from the trappings long enough. Many times exposition or bright ideas are just dumped on the screen like without using CG the director readily able to make his film with perfections.

It is fascinating to see this sort of focus applied to the creation of what we might otherwise take for granted, and appreciate not just the art, but the artist behind this work. The abstract is an invigorating series showing how much thought and effort goes into the objects in our lives, both the grand and every day. It’s delightful to see so much Creativity by using of drown. Utterly “Drone” tries to raise ethical and moral questions about modern warfare.

There are some tweaks to the ending not found in the film that really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense but works as big movie moments of heightened tension and visual effects. By the end of the movie few won’t be rolling their eyes or checking their watch, but there’s enough that’s fundamentally good in the meat of film not to wholly reject what The Giver is giving us.

A suspenseful and satisfying film that forces the audience out of its complacency to confront about the new things. The thought and work of the director beautifully portrayed throughout the film. It’s an unrealistic view which is converted realistically by the firm touch of the director.

Ananya Jana finished her master degree in Journalism and mass communication. She is the event coordinator. She loves to explore different genres of movie. She is a passionate writer and believes that real writing equals authentical writing without the veneer and excuses in order to reach the audience at a heart level. She believes that when she writes she comes alive and the energy zaps. Her passion for writing focuses on character-driven plotlines.