VIFF 2012 review: Frankenstein: A Modern Myth
A bit like the lightning bolt that first sent life humming through the bolts in the famous monster’s head, this British documentary is charged with almost demonic energy. Beginning with an account of the composition of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel and the philosophical implications underpinning it, Adam Low’s film uses everything from live stage performances to rock music to escape the trap of too many talking heads. Paired with the far less impressive Salman Rushdie: Imagining India.
Granville, September 28 (9:30 p.m.) and October 3 (12 p.m.) and 5 (11 a.m.)