THE VAST EXPERIMENT
Hymen is an eager young scientist who wants to build on the scientific studies into the therapeutic uses of psychedelic mushrooms by administering them to children. This proposal unfortunately gets him kicked out of his university and banished from the serious scientific community. Undeterred, he goes to his mother’s home country to conduct his experiments. Through a series of misunderstandings and vain ambitions, he is able to do it, although he pays a heavy price. Besides being a comic look at contemporary science and drug therapy, the film is also a contorted version of the classic ‘journey of the reluctant hero’.
January 1, 2019