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Driftwood2016. USA. 75 min.
Director: Paul Taylor Featuring: Joslyn Jensen, Paul C. Kelly, Michael Fentin
In this intricately layered, dialogue-free exploration of isolation and captivity, a young woman washes ashore and is claimed by an older man. Stripped of language and left utterly vulnerable, the characters are forced to act solely with their eyes and their bodies. Made as a reaction to the state of contemporary films, the film and its director, Paul Taylor, stray away from traditional cinematic approaches and use only what is essential. Taylor reconsiders defining human characteristics at the most basic level and confronts the bonds that tie families together. The film won the Jury Award for Narrative Feature at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival. Discussion with writer-director Paul Taylor and producer Alex Megaro
Supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts