Crepus­cule’ is the tran­si­tion from dusk to dark. The leading char­acter is a beau­tiful young woman in the twilight zone between dream and reality. The back­drop is the big city, which is initially shown in two panorama shots, and the girl’s apart­ment. Outside her house, she is shy and reti­cent, but in the shel­tered space of her house she dances naked like an alluring diva on high heels in front of the mirror. She feels pursued by a myste­rious older man and plays with a shining revolver. This highly stylised film, without dialogue and with a jazzy sound­track, was photographed in dim black-and-white. Images of a rain-drenched tram ride, the frying of an egg, a deserted construc­tion site, the gutting of a herring or the activ­i­ties in a car wash are all imbued with fore­boding disaster. The fact that what happens in the protag­o­nist’s head contrasts with her concrete envi­ron­ment makes Crepus­cule into an oppres­sive spectacle.

Title: Crepuscule
Year: 2009
Duration : 1 hour, 10 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2009

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