SHORT OF THE MONTH | ROBERT MORGAN
"I only recently discovered Patrick Bokanowski’s films - about a year ago when I saw and loved his sole feature L’Ange. I immediately sought out his short films, my favourite of which is the nightmarish La Femme Qui Se Poudre (The Woman Who Powders Herself).
La Femme Qui Se Poudre’s abstract, mysterious scenario seems to involve the apparently innocuous ritual of a woman sitting at a dressing table to powder her face. This mundane action - presented by a malformed figure - then triggers a slew of even more grotesque, nightmarish phantoms that emerge from dense, painterly landscapes to covet – or destroy – the woman.
This woolly description doesn’t do it justice though. Heavily treated textures and distorted images - mixed with animation and fragmented editing patterns - obscure such an easy reading. What we’re left with is something much more impenetrable and haunting – a glimpse beyond the curtain of reality into a scary underworld where even the most ordinary of human actions are revealed to be secretly comprised of weird, sinister impulses beyond our control.
Like all great films, it’s really impossible to describe adequately – you just have to experience it for yourself."
Robert Morgan is a multi award winning filmmaker, raised in the cursed town of Yateley, England. At the tender age of three, he developed a passion for cinema when he saw Fiend Without A Face (1958) on an 8mm projector. As a result, he became a weird kid obsessed with monsters and the things that hide under rocks. He is currently making a new short film and developing various feature length projects. He lives in a haunted house in London.
Bobby Yeah is a petty thug who lightens his miserable existence by brawling and stealing stuff. One day, he steals the favourite pet of some very dangerous individuals, and finds himself in deep trouble. He really should learn, but he just can't help it.
Robert's new film has just entered the festival rounds, take a look at the awesome trailer and poster below. I'm fucking excited!
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