a film by Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer und Isabelle Tollenaere. Starts September 2nd at the fsk. In English with German subtitles.
Over the course of two years in California City, a huge, eerie planned city in the desert that is cut off from Los Angeles by a mountain range, Victoria unfolds, en passant, a city map that eludes orientation: we see time passing, sandy streets being tended to, kids on their way to school and hanging out. Out of documentary images and phone videos taken by Warren, the protagonist, virtual views and a voiceover of his diary entries, an image of the city and a city of images are formed in parallel. The construction of reality becomes visible here, as does its potential for the poetic: a turtle race in the desert sand, fountains that gush from burst pipes, memories of Los Angeles surfacing during a virtual stroll with Google Maps, black holes as gateways to another galaxy.
BE 2019, 71 Min., engl. OmU
Regie: Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere
Kamera: Isabelle Tollenaere
Schnitt: Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere
mit Lashay T. Warren, Sharleece Bourne, Mark Martinez, Ernest Dove, Markiece Glover, Elliot Lacey