film & music by Niels Duffhuës
For me Stone Bowels, my film and (live)music project, has always been a cinema experience, creating worlds through moving image and sound. Besides the abstract short movies I often make, I am also looking for more narrative way's of cinema. The space between abstract narrative and traditional narrative cinema is so vast, that for me many possibilities and ideas arrise and often merge. There are many way's to tell a story.
This new short movie titled The Cat is another step on the path of narrative cinema. I think I made the first step in 2009 with Kalii Gula on the beach which was in the first place an experiment with a narrative element in a landscape. It was filmed on super 8 near Escalles in France. The next step was in 2010 when filming The Journey in Vietnam on black & white super 8 working from just an idea. After that I filmed La Nuit on dv in the summer of 2012 in Nice in France, wherein the narrative has an element of coincidence that really works. In condradiction to its predecessors The Cat has a predeveloped narrative, you could also say that it had a rather short scenario before the filming started.
I am very happy with this short film and will continue to explore the different paths of art and cinema.
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