Scott Graham's film packs in its small duration a tremendous lot of substance. Be not deterred by the 19 minute short-film because the director made sure every single second counts in his depiction of the need for intimacy.
In a small village, a potato farmer named John suffocates in his redundant and ultimately empty daily activities. As he goes about his duties one night, an encounter with a woman's dead body changes him. With her corps, he experiences intimacy as he never had and lives to suffer the consequences.
Graham takes his time in emphasizing every touch, gaze, movement between John and his dead beloved, bordering on the grotesque. And yet, irrelevant of its obscenity, the character and the incident become more and more metaphoric. The rough environment John lives in contrasts beautifully with the softness of his private moments and the hardships of his work are mirrored in his inner world as well...
These 19 minutes personally blew me away. They seem to translate either a feeling of unilateral affection and desire or a deep unintelligible necrophiliac fantasy. Regardless of the interpretation, Who is Scott Graham (I later answered this of course) and when is he releasing another film?
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