This stylish super 8mm film poem by director Lauren Rothery is a lovely, wistful portrait of Alice, her joys, anxieties, the way she looks when she’s a little drunk. A French-speaking narrator introduces us to the woman as we watch simple moments throughout her day, the voice remarks on her feelings of emptiness, anger, love, mortality and pop songs. Character impressions give way to philosophical musings about the connection between words and emotions. If we don’t have a word for a feeling, does it exist? Rothery directed the wonderful 2016 short, “Shelly”, and here she continues her search for the evocative and dreamy. Both films star Maddison Rothery, an enchanting presence, and feature gorgeous, free-floating images and score. -KA.
Writer/Director/Editor: Lauren Rothery. Alice: Maddison Rothery. Narrator/Translator: Juliette Seydoux. DP: Dominic Haydn Rawle. Score: Jeff Melanson.