Nimic & Don’t Look Now
'TraumA' in film
How can the theme of Triennial Bruges 2021: TraumA be seen in film? MOOOV dived into its archives and presents a selection of (short) films and series that reveal the blurred line between delusion and reality. They show the facade that is often maintained towards the outside world, ambitions and desires. Ironically, with these films, we also escape into a dream world, into an intimate setting, away from reality.
[ABOUT NIMIC] An apathetically staring cellist meets an unsettling stranger on the subway. Suddenly, his life and his family are upended, apparently taken over by this casual passer-by. The ostensibly innocent question ‘Do you have the time?’ transforms this twelve-minute short film into a never-ending story: a thriller about identity and repetition that is as intriguing and compact as it is surreal.
→ Yorgos Lanthimos| Germany, United States | 2019 | ‘12
[ABOUT DON’T LOOK NOW] Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie are the Baxters, the couple whose daughter Christine drowned. A clairvoyant believes he has seen the child in Venice; the parents try to find her everywhere. Christine was wearing a red patent leather jacket when she drowned – suddenly Venice’s winding alleys are teeming with them. A superior piece of psychological thriller.
→ Nicolas Roeg | United Kingdom, Italy| 1973 | 110’