Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Rashidi-Devereaux Cinema: The First Three Feature Films


Closure of Catharsis (100 Min HDV Stereo B/W UK & Ireland 2011)

Idea & Director: Rouzbeh Rashidi

Synopsis: ”A man (James Devereaux) sits on a park bench talking to the camera, trying to weave together a thought that won’t cohere while commenting on passers-by, his ‘guests’… Mysterious images intervene, overturning the serenity of the park-bench monologue. Rouzbeh Rashidi’s new feature proves as engagin as it is elusive.”


HE (122 Minutes DSLR Stereo Colour/B&W Ireland 2012)

Idea & Director: Rouzbeh Rashidi

Synopsis: HE, the latest work in the ongoing collaboration between Rouzbeh Rashidi and actor James Devereaux, is a troubling and mysterious portrait of a suicidal man. Rashidi juxtaposes the lead character’s apparently revealing monologues with scenes and images that layer the film with ambiguity. Its deliberate, hypnotic pace and boldly experimental structure result in an unusual and challenging view of its unsettling subject.


Boredom of the disgust & monotony of the tediousness (95 Min DSLR Stereo B&W Ireland 2012)

Idea & Director: Rouzbeh Rashidi

Synopsis: Rashidi continues his collaboration with actor James Devereaux in this unsettling and ultimately touching portrait of an isolated actor possessed by film history.

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