Pursuit Of Loneliness

Film Title:

Pursuit Of Loneliness


    Saturday 6 October 13:15


95 mins

Director: Laurence Thrush Country: USA
Writer: Laurence Thrush Original Format: HD
Dir. of Photography: Gary Young Print Source: Laurence Thrush
Producer: Ken Hanada
Cast: Joy Hille, Sandra Escalante, Sharon Munfus

UK Premiere

If recent events have shown that even taxes can be surmounted, it has only served to underline the fact that there is now only one thing that none of us can avoid: death. Elegantly shot in stark monochrome, this second feature from American writer-director Laurence Thrush stares our collective mortality in the face with a quiet, contemplative and moving portrait of the impermanence of life and the loneliness of death.

When an elderly woman with no discernible next of kin dies in a hospital bed, she sparks an endless trail of procedures and paperwork that lay bare the tiny tragedies of modern life (and death). An elegy to the slow decay of human existence and the inevitable, encroaching
loneliness of old age, Thrush's film is never morbid or morose, but serves as a wistful paean to a disconnected world that thinks little of a woman living in post-consumerist squalor, but even less of her once she's gone. Content to reject traditional narrative modes, this slice of indie experimenta shuffles along at a deliberate pace, ably assisted by the sparing use of William Basinski's moody score and wonderfully honest performances from a cast of non-professionals.

Stephen Morgan

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