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looking she said I forget
Having just moved to Amsterdam, Lou prepares her new apartment that she will share with her partner, Joel. For now though, Joel is on a trip with an intimate other. Confronted with the complexities of her non-monogamous relationship, Lou shifts her gaze to the rhythms of her new city.
The film is part of Berlinale Talents Short Form Station 2022
The film's development and production is supported by the Nederlands Filmfonds (NFF)
Produced by Idle Eye (NL) and Golden Egg (CH)
references taken from: Clarissa Bonet's photography, in the mirror by Cantal Akerman, Mon Oncle by Jaques Tati, meshes of the afternoon by Maya Deren, L'Eclisse by Michelangelo Antonioni, Les Attendants by Minh Quy Truong, La Niña Santa by Lucretia Martel, Songs from the Second Floor by Roy Andersson.
after the night, the night
Tonight, Naomi’s long-term partner reveals to her that he will return to monogamy with one of his recent connections. Confronted with the harsher realisites of non-monogamy, Naomi heads out to the streets of Amsterdam for a night of diverse intimacies, to remember why it is that she committed to this kind of relationship structure in the first place. And as she looks, listens and talks her way through the city’s cobbled streets, is the night getting longer, or is it just the lights from people’s windows making slow conversation with the moon.
The film is part of
Locarno Film Festival Residency 2022
Ikusmira Berriak Residency 2023, supported by Tabakalera, San Sebastian International Film Festival & EQZE Zine Eskola
Produced by Idle Eye
Ikusmira Berriak Residency:
Locarno Film Festival Residency: https://www.locarnofestival.ch/LFF/about/factory/residency/2022/naomi-pacifique.html
NOTE OF INTENT:
With after the night, the night, I want to explore possibilites for experiencing intimacy. I want to question monogamy as a social structure which has greatly affected our human relations. Is there a difference between loyalty to another and loyalty to oneself? What do religion and private property have to do with monogamy as we know it today? I want to dive into the spaces which exist for vulnerability, humility and empathy inside intimacy. I want to use my own body as a way of exploring how the internal expresses itself on the surface. And I want to find Naomi wrapped in an alternate time – one of whispers, of touch, of infinity found in the breath of a moment.
An exploration of the stories embedded in a flysch on the Basque Coast.
feature film written & directed by Juan Palacios
The film's development is supported by the Nederlands Filmfonds (NFF)
Produced by Revolver Amsterdam
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