Do you remember the good ole American indie of 80’s and 90’s, well-written, inspired, unforgettable, with a very low budget? And did you have a passion in it? The axis feels like this kind of rare film.
Even the title card, which revolves around an axis, is quite clever and gives a clue about the head’s prominence. The script of Emmett Hughes is deceptively simple and weak: it is in the middle of Tristan; because the supporting characters are calling him to use it. Hughes avoids preacher, roughness and shimmer when blending with skillfully sharp satire, theater and tragedy, comical relaxation and intelligence.