A woman alone in a room repeatedly writes a letter with tiny broken off pieces of pencil lead. Outside her window, vistas of ever-changing light register her every emotion.
One of the Quay Brothers’ most abstract films, In Absentia combines live-action and animation with the sinister music of Stockhausen to generate a doom-metal landscape of the mind. Fraught, haunting, yet eerily beautiful, the images move and flicker in a shifting dance of light and shadow.
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Mamoru Oshii, 2004, Japan
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Chris Marker, 1962, France
Mickael Kummer, 2007, France
Ari Folman, 2008, Israel
Éric Rohmer, 1963, France
Albert Lamorisse, 1956, France
Maya Deren,Alexander Hammid, 1943, United States
Fernand Léger,Dudley Murphy, 1924, France