This is the trailer for the short film, The Nest, by Em Cooper, emcooper.com
It is seemingly just another school morning for Laura and her mother, Alice. But the differences between their two points of view leave us haunted by questions about Laura’s father. When memory and reality become confused, is it possible to understand what really happened?
The Nest is a film about the transmission of trauma through the generations of a family. It is a film snapped in two, both in narrative and in technique, using oil painted animation to bring out the unconscious motives which drive a difficult family dynamic.
Premiere: Cambridge International Film Festival, UK; Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada; Kiev International Film Festival, Ukraine; LA Femme International Film Festival, Los Angeles; Leeds International Film Festival, UK.
Presented and discussed at the Art and Psyche Conference 2012, NYU, New York; the Hungarian Psychoanalytic Film Festival 2012; and the Freud Museum, London Spring 2013.