Het zwijgen van Helena
Helena and her brother, both in their twenties, are with their mother in the city where they always spend their summers. But mischief is in the air, Helena shuts down.
The Room Called Heaven
American plains and high altitudes assembled in a B-roll structure take us to a place of sounds*. Plans américains show color and temperature shifts while an emotional room tone is sustained for the length of a 400ft camera roll.
*Vision: Sound on Screen, Michel Chion.
A fragment drawn into immanence. Loznitsa shot the footage at a psychiatric institution in a forgotten corner of Russia and ends up with a document in which a sense of lostness and asynchronicity is prevalent. An account of phantoms dropped out of society.