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Noah

A “screenager romance” with a spymovie-turn between attention disorder e social networking.

15 – 20 | 2013 | Canada | Drama | Life & Society | P.O.V

Out in 2013, then removed from the web, now online again, this time permanently, Noah is the debut short film, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, of Walter Woodman & Patrick Cedeberg, two brilliant Canadian film-makers, freshly out from film school. They present a realistic “screenager romance” entirely filmed from the “user” perspective which, in a little more than 17 minutes, offers an extraordinary compendium on the behaviour and the nature of relationships in the digital age.

Noah follows its eponymous protagonist who’s facing a sensible turn in his relation, while keeping an intense multitasking activity between You Porn and social networking. Perhaps due to lack of attention or to the risk of misunderstanding when you are away and forced to communicate online , Noah exchanges Amy’s attempt to engage a serious discussion about their relationship, with her desire to break up.

The development is rather intriguing and even offers authentic “spymovie” moments when Noah hacks Amy’s Facebook account to gather evidence on her alleged betrayal, pushing him into a spiral of digital suffering and resentment.

Read also the interview with the authors.

Tommaso Fagioli

Tommaso Fagioli

Tommaso Fagioli

Founder, creative director, curator @ Good Short Films. Fond of great stories, great thinkers, great booze. My motto is, your motto.

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