Dark Vally – Oskar Arnarson (Iceland)
Watching this I think it was well filmed because I can tell from the beginning that in the middle of nowhere, the girl is alone in the car, giving the impression that she is isolated. She seems scared and worried because she feels like she’s not alone and something is out there. Looking around she cleans the condensed steam on the front window and moves the side mirror around for a better view of the rear – that’s the part when we should expect something to happen and yet when it does we’re still surprised. I like the element of surprise in a film.