DVD Review: Sound Of My Voice
Sound Of My Voice is a little indie film made on a sparse budget, but has an effect on your far greater than most Hollywood efforts. It follows two documentary makers, Peter and Lorna, who infiltrate a cult lead by the seductive leader Maggie who claims to be from the year 2054. She has traveled back in time to help people prepare for what is coming and to take them to a safe place.
The film is a bit of a slow burner, but that’s the only way it could be. As the documentary couple slowly get accepted into the group, things start to shift, as one of the perils of undercover work comes to the fore – when you start to relate to those you are trying to expose. This causes a few problems with there relationship, but Peter and Lorna stay focused on getting the job done.
Or do they?
As the film draws you deeper into it’s enchanting web you soon get lost in the compelling story and with a few subtle twists, you’re left unprepared for what’s to come.
I can’t of course go into detail, but Sound Of My Voice will have you replaying the entire film over and over in your head as you struggle to figure everything out. And as if that’s not impressive enough, Maggie’s (played by Brit Marling) screen presence will have conjured a spell on you that will have you wondering just how safe you would be from the subtle power of a charismatic leader.
Haunting and memorable, Sound Of My Voice is a rare film that won’t let go.
M Offensive language and sexual references.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read