Vesper review: Exquisite dystopian sci-fi has a Brothers Grimm edge

Set on an Earth where the ecosystem has collapsed, this ravishing sci-fi film is centred on Vesper, a young girl struggling to find a cure for her paralysed father

Humans 21 September 2022

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Vesper (Raffiella Chapman) struggles to survive on an Earth with a ruined ecosystem

IFC Films

Vesper

Directed by Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper

General release in US cinemas; in UK cinemas from 21 October

FOR a good example of what European science fiction has to offer, you need look no further than Vesper, a beautifully crafted film that premiered at the Czech Republic’s Karlovy Vary film festival in July.

It is set in a dystopian world where Earth’s ecosystems have totally collapsed as a result of an unspecified catastrophe. Many people now …

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