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Poise

Luís Soares
Portugal, 2020, 9 min.

In No dialogues with No dialogues subtitles.
Includes violence.

A sad and restrained man lying on the bed in his empty room. Hesitates, ponders hypotheses in a cycle without deciding, stuck. In exhaustion all anguish equals. Another man is sitting at the window: he looks at him and out to the street. Characters in dysfunctional situations. The key positions and the suspended sequences are shown. The man almost decides - and they almost return, inside and out, to them and to the city, time and movement. Infinite dawn.

Director's Statement

In this film, I am interested in exploring the moment of indecision, with its own tensions. It is a dramatically delimited moment in which there is no proper action in its general sense. Action and time seem to be suspended. The challenge is to give body (image, movement, sound, duration, texture, etc.) to this state that is as singular as common, with its micro-actions, mental or emotional, its intermittences of wills and fears, its cycles that impede resolution and its phantasmagorias. In the limit, the duration of this film would be indefinite - that is, at least, the sensation that must last in its end.

Category: Animation.

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