Judging by its impressive resume that includes countless international awards won in Berlin, Madrid and California, Monica Menez’s Odditory lives up to the expectations inherited once named the best fashion film of 2013. But what exactly made Menez’s odd tale be perceived as this year’s most extraordinary take on fashion? Perhaps the impact had something to do with the film’s fantastic wit, its strange dimension, the photographer and filmmaker’s unconventional style, and rather peculiar choice of characters.
Sporting cheap nylon wigs and filling a lecture theatre, Menez’s strange leads manage to drag us in a provocative lesson in experimental sound creation. Funny and clever, leaving enough room for interpretation, Odditory will keep you enraptured for its entire duration. Because somewhere in there, you are likely to find the very elements that made it be perceived as 2013’s best fashion film.