X

Toronto International Film Festival, BFI London International Film Festival, L’Etrange Film Festival , Singapore International Film Festival, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

Director's statement

Director's statement

In the beginning was the photograph. Caught in the light. Fixed as an image, forever. The belief in magic and the magic of cinema, both weave stories of flesh and blood; it transforms, but it is a curse at the same time. Both are from human imagination's early days. This is my story. This is our story. The tribal belief that the camera/photography steals your soul is the belief in magic clashing head-on with the magic of technology. One of the first western machines that tribal peoples in Borneo confronted in the early 20th century was the camera, when a Norwegian ethnographer first travelled upriver. Was this also the moment they lost their souls? Reimagined, reconstructed and reconstituted; made by western imagination in its own image. I decided to re-make the image and storied it into a noir fairy tale - a hybrid of my own making.

Reviews

[...] grotesque yet beautiful atmospherics.

Variety

A nightmarish noir on dual planes of existence

The Film Stage

See more

Videos

Trailer

Art & Images

Other titles you might like

Bad Kids

A gang of teenagers in the 1950's try to figure out what to do in an impossible situation — follow their leader or hang him out to dry before he turns on them?

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Short

• 10 min

Docket 32357

An amoral lawyer must pay the price of redemption to win the biggest case of his life.

Crime, Drama

Series

• 1 season

Frank Embree

A harrowing, artistic depiction of a true story of a falsely accused black man in 1899 Missouri.



Drama, Crime, Biography

Short

• 8 min

The Passing

A young couple is rescued from a car crash by a mysterious man in the Welsh countryside.

Drama, Mystery, Foreign

Feature

• 89 min

Movie Quiz

Deciding what to watch? Take our personality quiz and we’ll curate a set just for you. Get ready to meet your match.

Take the quiz

Deciding what to watch? Take our personality quiz and we’ll curate a set just for you. Get ready to meet your match.

Movie Quiz Take the quiz
Maxed out on reruns? Tired of endlessly searching for a movie? Let’s help you discover some fresh new voices.

Quiz Progress

{{ question.text }}

Calculating your results

Pick a place to start!

Save one (or more!) films from your results.

Watch ‘em free.

You've got a whole month to watch.

Find your own faves!

The results are just the tip of the cinematic iceberg! Continue your journey through our library with unlimited access for plans starting from $2 a month. No strings attached.

Show My Results

Seed amp; Spark

Your subscription is now active. Enjoy unlimited streaming on Seed&Spark!

Toronto International Film Festival, BFI London International Film Festival, L’Etrange Film Festival , Singapore International Film Festival, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

Terms

>

Basic Info

Before we get started, please confirm the following:

By starting a project you agree to Seed&Spark’s Site Guidelines.

Terms

>

Basic Info

Cancel

GOT IT


Saved to Watchlist

Way to go, you just added something to your watchlist for the first time! You can find and view your watchlist at anytime from your profile.

Pay what you can.

Watch wild and wonderful movies and shows from independent filmmakers and get a new handpicked playlist every month.

Subscribe to Seed&Spark

Watch

Fund