Argentinian filmmaker Eduardo Williams’ new film The Human Surge 3, which premiered this summer in competition at the Locarno Film Festival, is his first feature since The Human Surge. But there’s no missing second part, nor is the film a sequel, at least in the sense that it doesn’t rely on having seen the first film — nor continue its plot. What the two films share is an international set of performers and shooting locations, though the characters in the new film move much more freely between settings. The film also shares a shooting style with Williams’ 2019 short film Parsi, which was recently available to stream on Le Cinema Club. Both films were shot with 360° cameras and then framed in virtual reality by Williams after he cut the film together. The result is one of the most energizing two hours of the year, featuring some of the most novel images in recent memory. We spoke to Williams during the New York Film Festival, where The Human Surge 3 had its U.S. premiere.
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