A man becomes obsessed with finding his missing wife, drowning in the nostalgia of a 16mm home movie of her, and letting his grief gradually consume him until he gets caught up in a sinister occurrence.
Emulsion is a Psychological Noir about a man looking for his missing wife, set on the south coast of England. When ISABELLA mysteriously disappears from a car park her husband, RONNY, becomes obsessed with finding her. In an attempt to stay close to her he even takes a job at the very same car park. It becomes his life. We join the story a year after the key events. Ronny lives alone in a dirty old apartment. He watches the same film on a projector every night. This is a nostalgic reel of 16mm film; memories of Isabella. Every morning, Ronny packs his bags to move on with his life, but he always slams on the brakes as he approaches a picturesque bridge on the edge of town, where he had proposed to Isabella. Everyday he returns to the car park to continue his quest. Each night Ronny stands in the very spot Isabella went missing from and tries to retrace his own movements and recap on any clues. One night, a prostitute is attacked in the car park and bundled into the boot of a car. ...Written by
White Lantern Film
At 15:20, the driver parks straddling the dividing line between parking spots #52 and 53 and does not attempt to re-align his car (rear lights turn off).
At 15:28, the car is now perfectly parked, centered in spot #53. See more »
Beautiful and amazing
Not great at writing these kinds of things - but here goes! Have recently discovered Sam Heughan, and as soon as I heard about this film I wanted to see it. Had to wait a while for the opportunity, and finally got to see it at the Rich Mix in London. Didn't really know what to expect, but from the moment it starts I was hooked. I don't want to give anything away about the storyline, but it keeps you guessing all through the film. Just when I started to think I knew what was going on, something happened to change my mind - it was amazing. Keeps you guessing right until the end of the film, keeps your full attention. The cast all do an amazing job, but Mr Heughan just owns the screen all the time he is on it. Such a fantastic performance. The film is beautifully filmed, visually quite stunning. I would love to see this film again as I'm sure on a second viewing there would be a lot more to be noticed. Would love this film to come out on DVD - but in the meantime will keep my eyes open for another viewing I would be able to attend. As Mr Heughan's fanbase increases (as it surely will next year!) there will be a lot of people wanting to see this film, which I will heartily recommend. Well done all concerned and thank you.
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