The Paris Film

Synopsis

“The Paris Film” is a visual short story inspired by the work of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar. A woman staying in a friend’s apartment in Paris has a weekly routine: every Tuesday she goes to a photobooth and takes a picture of herself. But then strange things start to happen.

Composed of sensual, dynamic imagery and grooving, tango-influenced music, “The Paris Film” is a playful mystery about dislocation and loss of identity. It’s also a visual exploration of the different ways a person can interact physically with architectural space. Finally, it’s a look at the role photographs as objects once played in our lives, and the interest we have in recording ourselves.

“The Paris Film” was shot on location in Paris using video, super 8 and still photographs.

Credits

directed by
Edward Ratliff and Anja Hitzenberger

starring
Jimena Paz
with
Lorena González I. and Carl Lesnor

voice
Adriana Sananes

cinematography
Anja Hitzenberger

music
Edward Ratliff

editor
Azul Arco Iris

story
Edward Ratliff and Anja Hitzenberger

editorial assistance
Nicole Vlado

running time: 14:56

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