is on the edge of his nerves, trapped in Kafka-esque
surroundings. He stumbles through a maze of
distorted staircases and eerie inhabitants,
trying to discover exactly where his girlfriend’s
screams are coming from.
Trapped in a sinister apartment building, he
wanders through its dark hallways, and through
a strange world where he has absolutely no control.
He cannot even explain himself, and cannot see
anything as a whole, only fragments – of
himself, of plots, and of characters and their
connections to one another.
In this world, thoughts and memories echo as
loudly as voices and screams. And as Vinzent
roams the building, there is an acute sense that
there are different presences within it. There
is always more than one pair of eyes observing
a scene – the eyes of a keyhole, of a camera,
of menacing statues. We view the world from these
changing perspectives as they slowly paint a
picture of the apartment block.
Vinzent’s search for his girlfriend is
like one of those nightmares where you search
for something, but through confusing twists and
turns gradually forget where your quest began.
A mysterious Gothic thriller, Vinzent plays on
our childhood fears of the dark and the unknown,
whilst also exploring the themes of identity,
anxiety and paranoia. LM
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Belgium Super-16 14 mins Director/Screenplay
Prod Nicolas Bertrand DoP Georges
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