Drama, Short Films, 01-Mar-2022
Celeste and Aurora have lived together for awhile but sometimes their friendship finds them bickering over mundane issues. “Dye Red,” directed by Vittoria Campaner, is a character study filled with vivid color and atmosphere, presented in vignettes that flow into one another with hidden cuts. The two roommates spend their days doing various activities — dying one’s hair red in the bathtub, drinking wine on the couch, preparing food. Often they find reasons to bicker, wine spilled here, gas stove left on there. And there’s a feeling that the gripes are adding up, and may soon reach a boiling point. Stylish and technically inventive, Campaner’s film is attuned to everyday movements and conversations, as well as the emotion of time passing in subtle shifts in mood and light. -KA. Directed and cinematography by Vittoria Campaner. Starring Ana Coto and Fabianne Therese Gstottenmayr. Produced by Reina Higashitani. Written by Vittoria Campaner and Elenie Chung. Edited by Leonardo Campaner. Music by Cole Hoover and Monica Lek. Production design by Madie Hays. Costume design by Maddison Carroll. Color: Alexander Schwab.