Shorts On Tap present: Women In Revolt – An Intimacy
A lovely review below from Girls on Film
“Our pick of the eve, SHADES OF LIVING by Aurora Fearnley, created a divide in the audience as to the meaning of the story (which follows a couple and their little boy clearly battling against an unspoken shadow imposing on their lives). The film explores the nature of intimacy and how it is effected by memories that can’t be put to bed, but does so through the evocations created by textures both indoor and outdoor, from the surrounding majestic forest to the household comfort of a blanket. The linking of textures and emotions was so strong that it reminded me of the Simon Armitage poem ‘Homecoming’ – poetic filmmaking indeed!
These ribs are pleats or seams. These arms are sleeves.
These fingertips are buttons, or these hands can fold
into a clasp, or else these fingers make a zip
or buckle, you say which. Step backwards into it
and try the same canary-yellow cotton jacket, there,
like this, for size again. It still fits.
-Simon Armitage, ‘Homecoming.’
The WOMEN IN REVOLT recurrent has created a space that allows the energy, excitement and confidence of these groups of female filmmakers to flourish. On Monday evening the questions flowed and the answers were passionate: it felt inspiring to see and hear these women connecting and their voices consistently centre-stage. One day we won’t need a space like this, but whilst we do, we can thank our favourite short-suppliers for designating one for us.” – girlsonfilmlondon
Aurora Fearnley, Jessica Jade Iszatt, Hadar Ageyev, Filippo Polesel, Michele Fiascaris, Snow Jewell, Vasilisa Forbes and Nathalie Biancheri.