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Sarah Pucill
1999
18mins Black & White 16mm

Cast

Cast creates a claustrophobic and haunting space where people and things invade worlds in which they do not normally belong. Lifeless dolls are heaped inside drawers, dolled-up life size figures lie motionless on a windy beach at the water's edge; a chair rocks in an empty room, a mirror reflects and observes, and a chest of drawers is caressed by the sea. The film has a dramatic sensibility that sets up a false promise of narrative. Its structure, instead, is akin to that of dreams where different scenic spaces collapse and the inanimate and animate interchange. Wide-angled perspectives, shifting points of view and juxtapositions of sound and silence force inner and outer realities to collide, creating an unsettling psychic world.

Funded by Arts Council of England
Camera: Sarah Pucill and Noski De Ville
Lighting: Carolyn Sandys and Noski De Ville
Art Direction: Louisa Bare
Make Up: Tae-ho Lee and Sally Pucill
Performers: Two women: Sandra Lahire, Sarah Weatherall, Child: Marion Knight, Women on beach: Ella Pratt, Lucy Pratt, Diane Knight
Editing & Sound Advisor: Sandra Lahire

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