(5 mins. low-res excerpt from 34 mins. film)
A house in a forest. Preparations for an archaic ritual. Lights and shadows of a mysterious world.
Filmmaker Melika Bass directs as if time did not exist, with a rigor that transforms images into still lifes, loading them with a heartbreaking and threatening beauty. (Torino Film Festival, Italy)
Co-produced by and featuring ensemble members of Every house has a door performance group: Croatian artists Selma Banich and Mislav Cavajda, and American artists Stephen Fiehn and Matthew Goulish.
"Characters announced in exquisite typeface. . . scurry along paths, dart through doorways and sleep upright. Bass mystifies the work of these plain folk with her own filmic magic." (Chicago Sun-Times)
Written, Directed, and Edited by Melika Bass
16mm to HD, 2012, 34 mins.
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