'The Golden Mask' (2020) 20 mins, Super 8mm, Ireland, Germany, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Atoosa Pour Hosseini’s The Golden Mask draws on one of civilization’s most ancient and potent objects, the mask, to explore psychic and territorial displacement. Magisterial yet marginal masked figures haunt edgeland spaces like refugees from a mysterious cataclysm. The eruptions of unsettling bursts of found footage and gloriously decaying images of ruins set these beings adrift in time as well as space. Ultimately, only the mask remains, golden and unchanging amidst the desolation of history.