Where We Are
Separation, distance and memory: the essence of love in 85 seconds.
2014 | Love | Romance | USA | Visual Poem | 2014
This beautiful, delicate and poignant short could be some kind of “long-distance relationships’ manifesto”, a pretty common way of relating in today’s globalized world. Yet it is a “visual aphorism” about love in general as indirectly questions what “distance” between two lovers can really mean. Perhaps a dimension that may circumvent its spatial connotation in favor of a dimension of the mind where the await, the feeling and the disappointment can actually find the best way to enhance and express themselves in absence . So Where We Are establishes a conversation between two people on the opposite sides of the world, where words quickly become images that evoke real or imagined past events, composing the plot of a daydream that only the voice of the beloved one can convey.
The short stems from LA director David Cho’s personal insight, who wanted to realise this little “visual poem” to give expression to hin own imagination. It was shot in just two days during the period of a month, with an Alexa camera equipped with Cooke S4s lenses. The shootings in the hotel room – as the author explains in this interview – were improvised by the actors, as well as most of the movements and camera angles of cinematographer Yusuke Sato. The intent was in fact to film the actors and capture events as if they were intimate snapshots. The result is truly moving and it leaves a pierced heart.
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