And the pace of the film will be a bit too slow for some. The two girls begin to form something uncomfortably like a friendship. What else could be going on behind the scenes? Juntas, se embarcarán en una peligrosa búsqueda para descubrir la terrible verdad que hay en su confinamiento. It puts you on edge. And both rule over this artificial, dammed world where they are in control as true tyrants. I think they are intended to be menacing. Like performing their evening ritual where they clean their faces according to strict instructions.
On the other hand, it also has horror elements. Katie Douglas as Vivianne I viewed this film with my wife and my younger son, who was meant to be doing homework, but he was peaking around the corner, because even from what could hear, the story gripped him enough to want to find what was happening on screen. There was one issue I had with the guards that looked after the children. Still from Level 16 The story itself divulges very little at the beginning of the movie. Allegedly, the school has saved them from the toxic fumes in the outside world.
As well as the exact place where it all takes place. Side note: if you are expecting horror and gore, There is not much of that in here. Until she is reunited with Sophia -- the former friend who betrayed her. It was such an odd choice that I thought, for sure, there was going to be a reason for it in the movie. So, why am I telling you this here in this review? There are moments of respite, largely stemming from the friendship which comes to exist between Vivien and Sophia, with a great performance from the young cast, but even so, the tension never de-escalates and the mood never lifts. However, every so often, there is a diamond in the rough! The girls are psychologically brainwashed. This is what sci-fi does best, after all — invite us to pick up some of the threads from its fantasy and see how they relate to our own world.
Was there an apocalyptic war? Soon running for their lives, the girls must save themselves or die trying. A trip straight to a lower floor where a painful punishment awaits. It centers on two of these girls who find out things are not quite as they seem. You can only suspect that it takes place in a Slavic country when you hear the conversations between Miss Brixil Sara Canning and the Terminator-like guards. I felt my time was well spent staring at my screen for two hours. As hypnotized they are watching a pre-war television set where the virtues and vices are listed in a cold-hearted way. Solo mira por si misma hasta que se reúne con Sophia, una antigua amiga que la traicionó.
The girls, constantly separated and combined into new groups to prevent them from forming friendships, pin all of their hopes on this eventual escape. On the one hand it has a dystopian character. Their reactions to the unfolding horror of their lives are fantastic to see. The girls of the Vestalis Academy must be modest, honest and patient. Applicable because her husband or boyfriend Dr. Is it alien body snatchers? To the end credits of this film, you can never fully believe that things are going to be okay, such is the weight of the feeling of conspiring forces here. Both young actresses are interesting to watch onscreen.
They are told that girls should be clean, considerate and dutiful. The journey getting there is rather enjoyable. My wife and I are like those annoying people in the cinema that kept asking each other questions. Level 16 is such a thing. And perhaps you can also see it as a socially critical film in which the concept of ideal female beauty is being criticized. To be a good girl who will be chosen to be adopted.
And the magnificent acting is also part of it. The filming is interesting and daring at times. Leaving the cheesy Men In Black sunglasses aspect behind, I found Level 16 to be quite a treat to watch. Level 16 screened as part of Glasgow Frightfest on March 1st 2019. Level 16 is the final stage and the girls are 16 years of age by the time they reach this floor of the Academy. There are no weak links here! Instead, you must do some super sleuthing yourself, much like our two young protagonists as they discover the whole thing is off somehow.
But loyalty, in particular, is something very important. And, ultimately, in the end this is a very pro-female film where two girls fight to transcend their limitations. Together the girls embark on a dangerous search to uncover the horrifying truth behind their imprisonment. The last level before they get a chance to be adopted. It never lets you feel safe for the girls. Because they never leave this building.