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Nightshift, The

A hypnotic voice-over narrates a text based on personal experience as a night porter. Here, the nightshift becomes a metaphor that tells about the mechanics of perception, describing a particular state of mind caused by working at night in relation to an self-generated filmic illusion in which one pretend that it is daytime. This work consists of a collection of images and resemblances that trick the eye, like the shadows of objects on a wall, CCTV footage or misleading deceptive reflections in windows. The video tackles the relationship between perception and projection, and hints at the suspension of disbelief and at the constant shifting between what is fantasized and what is experienced.

7'12" / HD File / colour

Genre: experimental, fiction
Original film title: The Nightshift
Dir: Giovanni Giaretta
Producer: Giovanni Giaretta
Scenario: Giovanni Giaretta
Language: English
Completed: 2017

Giovanni Giaretta
a.o  A THING AMONG OTHER THINGS (short, 2015); AN INACCURATE DISTANCE (short, 2014); DANS LA BALEINE (short, 2011)

Distributor: EYE Experimental

Festival selections: Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2019


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