My mind visits a thousand places every day. Some are places I go because I have to, like if the car insurance is due today and other places I go because they simply bring me joy, like the trip I took to Venice with Countrymouse. Music and images fill my mind too. If I see or hear something and it sticks with me, it gets my attention. This mainly happens with music, but sometimes with movies or videos. I first watched this short film, Nuit Blanche (French for White Night) a month or so ago. Its spin on reality intrigued me and it's resurfaced a time or two since then. In the words of director/cinematographer, Arev Manoukian, "Nuit Blanche explores an experience many of us have lived before – a fleeting yet powerful connection with a perfect stranger. Set in a dark cobblestone street in the 1950’s, a man catches the gaze of a woman in a cafe across the street. This split-second moment becomes suspended in time, as the two gravitate towards each other in a hyper real fantasy where nothing can hold them back." Hmmm... hyper real fantasy? Mr. Manoukian, can I have some of that?
Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo.
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