This trailer looks amazing: With a Steven Soderbergh production credit, “Visitors” will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month with a live score by members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. This marks the first film in over a decade from director Godfrey Reggio, whose cult-status “Qatsi” trilogy captured the relationship between humans and nature.
It seems that “Visitors” will see him explore similar territory, as the work has been described as revealing “humanity’s trancelike relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species.” The two-and-a-half minute preview is strictly devoted to the anguished faces of several different subjects, accompanied by a foreboding instrumental work (again from Reggio’s “Qatsi” collaborator, Philip Glass). Like most of Reggio’s work, you may find it insufferably boring or latch onto its wavelength and find it mesmerizing.
“Visitors” will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8. Cinedigm will handle the film’s release.