A short film by Anna Hoetjes
expected September 2016
What if there has always been a screen between your face and your surroundings? What if you have never seen the face of your lover and have never looked at your own eyes in the mirror?
The future doesn’t look much different from today in INTERFACE, but everyone’s face is locked behind a reflective interface. A one-way mirror that allows you to look out from the inside, but makes it impossible for anyone to look through it from the outside. When you face each other, you drown in an infinite empty reflection of a reflection. Nobody has ever seen a face. Phones and cameras have replaced the human eye.
A young man tries to understand why the love of his life couldn’t bare her interface any longer. Why did she feel a destructive urge to break it? Where did she run off to to try this and did she succeed? While he keeps leaving unanswered messages on her voice mail, the wish to escape from his own interface grows stronger. But getting the thing off his head is impossible. He decides to leave the city, desperate to find her and desperate to escape from the cameras that follow him everywhere.
When he wakes up in a deserted forest, the layering of his perception becomes more and more confusing. It turns out that even in this remote nature he is being watched. What senses can he trust and what leads should he follow in order to find her? And if he does, will he be free from his interface and from the eyes of the cameras?