37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


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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


Saturday, November 5


6:45 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown C

Film Info

Director: Paul Taylor

Runtime: 75 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2016

Country: USA

Featuring: Joslyn Jensen, Paul C. Kelly, Michael Fentin