August 23rd 2012 12:12
There is a theatrical minimalism to the design and execution of Peter; the cinematography utilizing a vivid palette, with striking use of primary colours, and simple art direction. It’s a low-budget being used intelligently and with a subtle, but distinct style. This is one of the more unassuming, yet affecting docu-dramas I’ve seen in recent years.
Peter is an artful examination of psychosis. It is not a definitive account of The Yorkshire Ripper, nor is it a comprehensive insight into the violent criminal mind. What it is though is a sombre and affecting piece of dream fracture. Excellent performances from Walk Kissack and Gary Sharkey cement the movie’s credibility, and a powerful use of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s The Power of Love. For those with inquiring minds and tenebrous sensibilities Peter will prove to be most curious indeed.
Peter DVD is released in Australia through Eagle Entertainment.
Here’s the trailer:
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