End Of The Week Shorts #20 extract: Audition (1999)
I'm not too sure how I feel about Audition. Formally, it is an intriguing play with time and reality through flashbacks and dreams that merge into what we are to assume is the real world. Story-wise, this is a horror that quite clearly serves as a projection of a self-proclaimed romantic's fears concerning re-marriage, moreover, it is a challenge to his concepts of coincidence. There is embedded into this further complexities with parent-child and male-female conflicts surfacing in a rather grizzly manner. But, there isn't much to really immerse yourself in with this narrative; it isn't paced very well and the characters aren't too interesting.
So, though there are obvious sparks of greatness in Audition, I felt disconnected from it throughout. I could see how others would really get into this, but I simple struggled to.