20 August 2013

Beyond - Science Fiction Short Film

Arya has special DNA. Her genetic code allows her to survive the folding of temporal and spatial boundaries.  In plain English that means that she can teleport – anywhere she wants.  Her abilities are inherited but she is the last of her kind.  Now, she explores new planets in the hope that she will find something that explains who she is and where she comes from.

This somewhat inscrutable science fiction short movie did perhaps leave me with more questions than answers, but not unsatisfactorily so whatsoever, even though it is a brave filmmaker who leaves so much up to the imagination.  However, director Raphael Rogers pulls it off and it’s great to see a science fiction movie with a female protagonist, here ably and enigmatically played by Bianca Malinowski (pictured above).