Sunday, May 29, 2011
Pièce Touchée: A Good One #83
A short avant-garde film where 18 seconds of mundane and plot-less found footage is extended to 16 minutes. A static image of a woman sitting in a chair starts to move, almost imperceptibly, as a strange sound drones. Slowly, a man opens a door and enters the room. Through the magic of editing, the figures on the screen begin hypnotically flipping, shimmying, and undulating like perverse robots as the image takes on a weird 3D effect, but in reality they've hardly moved at all. Has to be seen to be believed, and it's not for the impatient. Excellent and quite powerful. I watched it on Mubi.com as part of the Cannes thing they're doing.