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In this video, people are presented during intimate moments of confrontation, or rather in moments of tense silence just after the confrontation was happening. I chose a living room at night, a woman and a man in a bedroom and a scene after a late dinner for the scenario to suggest moments of despair, feelings of being lost, helplessness, exhaustion, uncertainty or expectation. The camera (and therefore the viewer) circles slowly in space and around people, giving view on intimate situations. The camera movement never stops and seems to stretch the particular moment, allowing the viewer a lot of time to observe the persons, their environment and surrounding objects to decipher the scene. Repetition is experienced in a particular way that with every new circulation you discover more and different details of the setting and the scene, nourishing the viewer’s expectation to understand the drama.

2006
Canada
8:47
Original language
No dialogue

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Credits

Direction
Bettina Hoffmann
Cast
Karine
Charles Morin
Anouk Hoffmann-Morin
Pascale Joubert
Eric
Jean-Ernest Joos
Lindsey
Kathleen LaBrie
Music
John Zorn
Aluminium Overcast
Production
Fimafixe

Technical information

Color
Color
Sound
Stereo
Shooting format
MiniDV

Documentation

Images
Keywords
Relation, Confrontation, Suspension, Observation, Intimacy, Conflict