Chance Meetings 1 + 2

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Summary

Chance Meetings 1: In these short silent films (each is about 30 seconds long), chance encounters play the central role. In a fixed and immobile frame, two men meet. This does not result in any actual contact; the two men only look at each other. This almost pedestrian and intriguing phenomenon repeatedly unfolds without giving away its mystery.

Chance Meetings 2: In these short film loops (each about 1 minute long), the ‘gaze’ is key; in a repetitive motion, the viewer is confronted with the gaze of ‘the other’. In a series of concatenated images, this gaze quickly takes on an almost provocative character. This sometimes evokes feelings of confrontation, as if the viewer is actually being addressed.

 

Information

production year
1999
country
Netherlands
category
Fictional
director

Crew

Technical notations

runtime
7
original length
70
sound
Silent
colour
Black & White
format
16mm

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