RKS Films: “Intimate Enemy”: Who Controls the System?

This Slovakian film was part of the 2021 European Union Canadian Film Festival but I am sure it will be circulating around the globe as it asks an important question and that is who controls the computer system?

The next time you look at a security camera spying on you well this film might come to mind.

Andrej is a developer and his wife Suzana is a sculptress. They are offered an opportunity to live in a smart home Andrej and his company are testing and they move into the smart house that is designed to cater to every wish of its occupants empathetically and humanly.

Well at some point you are going to say this computer has turned evil. Is it a programme fault or is a third party controlling it making it a murderous force? You’ll be surprised by the result which is the system did too good of a job. Its evil was not a faulty system or a third-party hack but simply its own programmed empathy.

We have seen many a film production dealing with rogue computers so that part of the film could be a case of “seen that already” but the conclusion of the film should cause some deep thought about just how smart is smart and when does smart become dangerous. Or it may take you back to the fable of Midas where everything he touched turned to gold. As there is such a thing then as a wish that is apparently too good the same goes for a computer system.

This 109-minute film is directed by Karl Janák.

There are still some films left to watch at the Festival. You can check out their website at https://watch.eventive.org/euff2021

All films in this Festival can only be seen within Canada.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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