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IF I WERE ANY FURTHER AWAY I’D BE CLOSER TO HOME

Rajee Samarasinghe
French Premiere

 

Sri Lanka, United States
2016
Black & white
HD
15’
Original version : No Dialogue. Script, Photography and Editing : Rajee Samarasinghe. Sound : Joshua Gen Solondz. Casting : Milani Samarasinghe.
Production and distribution : Rajee Samarasinghe (Envy the Monster).
Filmography : The Spectre Watches Over Her, 2016, An Appearance of Fortitude, 2015, Black widow summer set, 2015, The Queen of Material, 2014, Untitled (Horse), 2014, 01.39411.999, 2012, It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye, 2009
 
The unreeling of film rolls is opposed to other types of manufactured rolls before the camera. The grain of black and white images revives the people, animals, landscapes. Daily production is put next to domestic life, and work movements give rhythm to the editing. The action seems to include a few elements beside the work itself. The film structures itself beneath our very eyes, driven by new iterations. The absence of a soundtrack only erases the mechanical noise of old projectors. (GG)
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