If revered but frequently maddening philosopher-filmmaker Terrence Malick (Days of HeavenThe Thin Red Line) turned his hand to making a horror movie for indie darlings A24, it might look a lot like You Won’t Be Alone, the debut feature from Macedonian-Australian director Goran Stolevski.

The commonalities shared between Malick’s established style and what Stolevski is putting down here are clear: an elliptical, occasionally impenetrable narrative that eschews clarity and demands attention; a stylised, dreamlike visual approach that is counterpointed by the occasional jarring edit; a concern with images of nature and landscape that comes at the expense of pace; and a resulting film that is more cerebral than emotional.

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