The World Cruzer
Yorick Niess gave us a very original, experimental, and specific work. His feature film “The World Cruzer” hardly fits into the “documentary” genre, at least it is definitely not a classic representative of this direction. Over 100 minutes of real psychedelia and digging into human perception. Yorick tells us his parable about how we can save our planet, and what awaits us if we do nothing to save the human species.
“The World Cruzer” goes very far from the classic documentary work, towards a large experimental project that will not appeal to everyone but will definitely stand out from the crowd. Yorick Niess quite successfully balances on the verge of complete psychedelia, diluting his crazy CGI attraction with fragments of real life. The mysterious protagonist leads the viewer through a dizzying adventure, realized with the help of very good CGI, periodically returning us to the real world, in which we can observe everything that humanity can achieve or, on the contrary, lose.
I would like to note the very high-quality editing, which is a key aspect here, because the work is a huge number of different fragments combined into a single picture. Unusual, but extremely aesthetic visuals are well complemented by equally unusual music that comes from various Berlin clubs.
Of course, “The World Cruzer” is a very arthouse work. Such films are not always able to bring the viewer what he is looking for, but not every person is ready to take care of our planet.
Perhaps Yorick's work will be able to awaken in someone the desire to change their attitude to the environment in the first place, and then push others to do the same, or perhaps such a psychedelic format will simply seem insane, and the viewer will spit. However, the key factor is that "The World Cruzer" will not leave the viewer indifferent. This format of cinema evokes emotions, which means it makes a person more alive.