In the darkly wooded grounds and concrete boxes of what was once a Yugoslav resort complex, two men share an enigmatic, tender life. A stranger comes to town; things change, but how, what, and why remain ambiguous. In Komljen’s richly suggestive, quietly moving elegy to lost utopias, no words are exchanged, and speech only comes in monologues, taking up questions on the architecture and administration of human sociality.
“Perfectly in step with the pulse of a particular environment, ALL THE CITIES OF THE NORTH is ancestor to both Thoreau’s ‘Walden’ and Tarkovsky’s STALKER.”
— Glenn Heath Jr., Notebook
“A radical innovation.”
— Robert Koehler, Cinema Scope