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A Human Certainty

Morgan Quaintance
United Kingdom 2021
20min
OV

The design of the credits suggest a parody of soap opera, but Morgan Quaintance’s recounting of a lost love is serious business. As in SURVIVING YOU, ALWAYS, sound and image are split, and a narration inscribed in titles rubs against archival songs (The Turbans) and speeches (“positive thinking” guru Norman Vincent Peale) on the audio track. Here, however, the essayistic musing wanders even further, to the autoimmune condition of St. Lidwina, the tabloid photographer Weegee, and a spiritualist grandmother. What connects it all is the memorial specter of death and loss – definitely a human certainty. (Adrian Martin)

This film will be shown as part of the screening SHORT FILM PROGRAMME 3: HUMAN MATERIALS.

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  • Morgan Quaintance
  • Morgan Quaintance
  • Morgan Quaintance
  • Morgan Quaintance
  • Morgan Quaintance
Morgan Quaintance

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DCP
Farbe
Sun 24 Oct
16:00
Filmmuseum
OV
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