(This is Itero short film review, which is a short film of a mystified looping killing)
*Turn on Subtitle for English, as the whole film is shown in its native Dutch language.
It’s never been far-fetched to say that many films have made use of some sort of time-looping method to tell a story. Itero is one of the latest to delve into this method for its own story delivery.
It is directed by Robin Werkman, produced by WOOHOO Films in collaboration with Robsternity, MilArt Media. Without further ado, let’s delve into the Itero short film review below to see how well it integrates the time loop technique into its premise!
When a young man Joris found a pair of binoculars on the ground, he then witnessed someone shouting to him to run in a distance hut. But as he uses his binoculars to see into it, he sees that all is not what it normally seems. What has truly transpired?
Itero Short Film Review
TO be fair, the premise itself is not very original, and in fact, a bit cliché. Also, there’s not much of a story to begin with. I would say this short film is made for the shock factor, and it knows that. Thus it doesn’t bother on explaining the reasoning behind such weird incident. Though, the subtle foreshadowing in the beginning does tie up nicely with the ending, and it forms a pretty good time-loop story within a short amount of time.
Also, there’s not much of a story to begin with
Pacing is pretty alright, where we are shown the lighter moment in the beginning, which begins to turn dark almost immediately after the shouting happens. It keeps us gripped to the story as mystery and tension are controlled to be amplified till the end.
By the way, there are some inconsistencies with the scenes, especially evident in the part where Joris hung his earphones on his ears during the middle scene. The scenes after that would either show him without the earphones, or the earphones hook to the wrong side from the previous scene. These inconsistencies are quite jarring, and I felt that it lowers down the quality of the film a bit.
The characters themselves are normal people with not much quality to speak of. Alas, this film has never focused on its characters as much in the first place, for it just want to shock you with its premise. Joris looks like a normal young man who is quite mischievous, and he certainly gives off that vibe. While the old man, well, he is just shown to be the mysterious man by the end. So not much can be said about them.
it just want to shock you with its premise
The soundtrack help a lot in the more intense portion of the film, and it does help set the mood and atmosphere with mystery and dread.