Reviews for movie film ‘Entwined’ and the soundtrack
…Nikolakakis deftly mixes folklore and ancient Greek mythology and gives ia modern angle to create a story in which Eros and Thanatos go hand in hand, rather than being opposed to one another. It is an intimate and atmospheric arthouse horror film in which the forest setting plays a big role. In the hands of DoP Thodoros Mihopoulos, tree branches, grass and shrubs take on a menacing quality as the mystery progresses.
The lighting gives Danae a fairy-like, whitish aura, in stark contrast with Panos, who seems to always be in the shadows in his drab-coloured clothes. And with fire being a very important piece of the puzzle, the cabin’s hearth is used both as a source of soft light and as a narrative element.
Both main actors do a good job, but Konidi is the one to watch, as she builds an ephemeral but still very present character – she may be a mythical being, but she is definitely no ghost. Sotiris Debonos‘ music creatively combines the melancholy and evocative with the eerie and mysterious, often within the same piece.
Review at cineuropa org https://cineuropa.org/en/newsdetail/378081/