Wednesday, 3 November 2010
I'm interested in the static location and the people that use it. This is a great film I stumbled across last night. The cameraman is ever present in the lift, the confined space, constantly used. A transitional space, people heading out, people heading home. Snapshots of their day. The interaction between the individuals and the camera / cameraman are fascinating, especially how they evolve over time.
He starts as a voyeur, but then starts interacting with the characters, asking simple yet huge questions.
"Have you ever been in love?"
"What did you dream about last night?"
"Do you have religion in your life?"
and the one that struck the strongest cord with me:
"What is your best memory of your childhood?"
The time limit and the confined space with the characters in transition from one space to another give rewarding, insightful and inspirational responses.
Yes it's 24 mins long, and yeah, you will end up watching the whole thing. Brilliant.