Locarno in Los Angeles 2018 - Distant Constellation
Shevaun Mizrahi USA, Turkey, Netherlands 2017 DCP Color 80' o.v. Turkish/English/French
This haunted reverie drops us inside an Istanbul retirement home, where the battle-scarred residents bask in the cameras attention. A creaky- voiced woman confides her personal account of the Armenian genocide. A sweetly deluded pianist performs a composition before confessing his love. A blind photographer fiddles with his flash as he points his own camera back at us. Shevaun Mizrahis playful, immaculately controlled film finds hypnotizing rhythms in the residents limbo-like state. Meanwhile, outside, ominous construction equipment transforms the land.
Downtown Independent (View)
251 S Main Street
Loa Angeles, CA 90012