12mff, movie, film, animation, documentary, fiction, short, experimental, feature, feature fiction, music video, United Kingdom
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Experimental
Release date: 2017 - January
Duration: 10 min
Director: Eleanor Suess
Edition: December 2018
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The film draws out the uncanny nature of the experience of passing another train on parallel tracks at night, where the windows into the space of that other carriage are pools of light in a black void, offering portals into another world. Image and sound are slowed to 10% of “real” time (a temporal scale of 10:1), preserving and amplifying the uncanny quality of the fleeting experience. The soundtrack to that “other” space, is produced from the space of the carriage from which the camera, filmmaker, and viewer are located – snippets of conversation, rattles of the train, and automated announcements become an abstract roar. Without any provided narrative structure the half-formed images of the inhabitants of that other carriage take on their own narrative interpretation, and then are lost, into the night.

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