Four Storeys
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The secrets of a woman who, one day, takes flight.

1999
Canada
3:02
Original language
English
Subtitles
French

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Credits

Direction
Donigan Cumming
Participants
Collen Faber
Production
Donigan Cumming

Technical information

Color
Color
Sound
Stereo

Documentation

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"In this film, which consists of a single sequence shot, Colleen's face invades the screen. This woman, who was to be the main figure in Donigan Cumming's If only I the following year, traces in a few modest sentences the path of a life in which love proves to be a knife and heroin leads to self-forgetfulness. The strength of this confession lies in the quietness with which it is uttered. The facts seem to be horrifyingly and implacably logical when expressed in this way, without any passion or anger. With surprising solemnness Colleen recalls what prompted her to attempt suicide. "I was petrified", she says on two occasions to justify this final intent of self-destruction. If only I was to reveal the paralysis this woman suffers from and was to lend a new meaning to this simple word : petrified."

WICHT, Yann-Olivier, «Visions du réel», translation by Kevin Whiteley, Donigan Cumming, 2002, [http://donigancumming.com/d_c/donc_home.html] (15 Septembre 2009)

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Keywords
Voice, Story, Woman, Relation