Sean Meehan’s Lost Face has been making a mark around the world, having won at many prestigious film festivals including Edmonton International Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival and Palm Springs International Shortfest. This award-winning short is based on Jack London’s short story and stars Gerald Auger (Hell on Wheels), Martin Dubreuil (Felix Et Meira) and Morris Birdyellowhead (Apocalypto).
In mid-1800’s Russian America, Subienkow finds himself the second-to-last survivor of a group of Russian fur-thieves who have just been defeated by liberators from the local tribe they have enslaved as forced labour. Now Subienkow faces a long, protracted and painful death unless he can come up with a plan for escape.
The Lost Face Film Review
Sometimes we start off with a clear focus on a vision and somewhere along the way we allow someone to blur our vision and before we you know it, the intended mission was not met, all because we gave someone our power to complete our mission without our preferred ending.
With “Lost Face” I don’t know what happened. I don’t know if he walked away completely disgusted or the guy he was going to kill placed a spell on himself that was easily transferrable once he went through the action of completing his death. Either way, what I do know and can tell you is that “Lost Face” lost in the end because he didn’t continue on his original plan. Even with many warnings from his tribe people. You know that term curiosity killed the cat? Well, the desperate man led with being intriguing first.
The film “Lost Face” will teach you a few things: 1. Stay the coarse. 2. Listen to those around you who started with you and know what the mission is about. 3. Build mind control because if you don’t, you’ll be easy to manipulate which is so beneficial to those who want to use you. Lost Face the film was intriguing, blunt and cold. It draws you in, keeps your attention until the very end and leaves you cliff hanged in a good way.