Terrain Vague

Direction
Year 
2020
Country
  • United States
Duration
47min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

OPUS BONUM // A film between a short story and a social documentary, combining stifling atmosphere with humour and reflections of the millennials. We follow a fictional female journalist who tries to report on changes happening in poor neighbourhoods of Philadelphia with empty half-built compounds, the high-end centres of the future, for now reminiscent of some Kafkaesque novel. Black and white photographs on 16mm film accompanied by an unvarying female voiceover leading the audience through a dystopic fantasy with a caustic commentary on gentrification and class inequality in American cities.

"Set in Philadelphia in the recent past, Terrain Vague takes the conversion of an industrial plant into a new tech-hub as a starting point to explore some of the tensions of the neoliberal city." E. Kihn

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  • JIDFF

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Details

  • Original title
    Terrain Vague
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Edward Kihn
  • DOP
    Edward Kihn
  • Editing
    Edward Kihn
  • Music
    Jeff Kaiser
  • Duration
    47 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White

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