Why Watch? Because the camera is a memorycatcher.
It’s not easy to tell how this film was put together because the images don’t always follow in a distinguishable pattern – nor do they need to. This absolutely stunning short from Graham Burns seems to take found footage from a personal collection and edit it into a new narrative. The story focuses on a man returning from WWII only to find he’s still affected by what he’s seen and done.
The structure is taken apart in hauntingly sweet segments that ultimately devolve into a projectionist’s flicker as Burns toys with the mechanisms of filmmaking and watching, exposing a part of the exposure we don’t usually get to see.
All of it is backed by a thoughtful score by Radical Face that squeezes even more life out of every moment.
What does it cost? Just 6 minutes of your time.
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