Tag: film

Hemlock Forest

By Sarinah Masukor — 13 November, 2020

This is the fourth column in an ongoing fiction series about the creative process. You can read the third column, Banana Study, here.  There’s something I haven’t told you. A woman in a dark red swimsuit lies face down beside a pool. She’s still, arms heavy, locked on the concrete. The air is hazy, windless….

Speak So I Can See You

Marija Stojnić

By Olivia Bennett — 4 September, 2020

This is an audio piece written in response to Marija Stojnić’s Speak So I Can See You. Press play on each LISTEN track in sequence within the text to hear the audio components or read the written transcripts provided as notes. •   •   •   Premiering in Australia at the 2020 Melbourne International Film Festival,…

Banana Study

By Sarinah Masukor — 13 August, 2020

This is the third column in an ongoing fiction series about the creative process. You can read the second column, Shooting Days, here.  Hito Steyerl is wearing a hooded, puffy jacket and a pearl earring. The soft light fogs around her face. Behind her, blurred and muted through the lens, peak hour traffic. The jacket…

Shooting Days

By Sarinah Masukor — 9 June, 2020

This is the second column in an ongoing fiction series about the creative process. You can read the first column, Deep Sleep, here.    There’s something I haven’t told you. I dream. A lifted phrase: I don’t think you’d stay at something for 15 years when no one’s interested unless you have something—like ‘I’ll show…

Mating

Lina Maria Mannheimer

By Claire Cao & Michael Sun — 27 March, 2020

Mating (2019) is a documentary that screened as part of Hyperlinks Festival in February. The film, directed by Lina Maria Mannheimer, follows two millennials on their online dating (mis)adventures, and their relationship is laid bare. Delving into how identity is often constructed online—sometimes to an obsessive degree—Mating explores how technology and performativity influence conversations and…

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Bi Gan

By Michael Sun — 6 November, 2019

Watching Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018), I am reminded of another film: Vanilla Sky (2001). I have never seen it, but I have read the Wikipedia summary many times, often in periods of procrastination, or late at night, when the only thing that will quell my anxiety is the mental image of…