This is a spontaneous reaction to Val Herman's scripted film - entitled 'do not open' which can be accessed via Jinny Pearce's page.
Where to begin.
Well, possibly revealing my generally off-centre focus,let me first note that the dog in the film is magnificent. And I am not really a dog person. Also, the Martin Luther...road sign (?) in the garden is intriguing...
My first almost instantaneous associations with the film were of Piaget (child developmental psychologist) and Beckett (author of Waiting for Godot)....clearly signposting the intriguing reactions of the child and also the absurdist aspects of the piece ( and revealing my nerdish academic tendencies,by the way...)
I am still grinning from watching it.
It is exceptionally well conceptualised, and actualised. It's very very well done - from every perspective. Most notably it's succinctness, and the ability to deal with multiple incredibly complex ideas in a neat and engaging way.
Bravo. Highly recommended!