The always-interesting Chris Petit here provides a complex meditation on the nature of human emotions in an age where individual experience has become so fragmented and mediated by so-called "communications" technologies that concepts like love and desire become turned inwards and resolve into anger when possession of the object is thwarted. Using various forms of video surveillance to observe the figures involved, Petit presents a disorienting, fragmented visual surface which reflects the dissolving of any sense of identity. This is not a narrative film, but something akin to the great essay films of Chris Marker -- strange, allusive and elusive, and more deeply rewarding each time you return to it. 10/10
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