Our featured movie of the week is this dreamy work by tesslucia!
A girl in white and a red suitcase are the stars of this surreal short movie by tesslucia, “Ceci n’est pas un rêve” (“This is not a dream”). In the video, the viewer gets to follow the girl as she travels to different places, with her suitcase being a bottomless pool of sorts as it contains everything she needs for her adventures – a captain’s hat and a small model of ship which she set sail on the lake; a blanket, bouquet of flowers, and a tea set for a teatime for one; and a red balloon which she carries around. In the end she leaves the suitcase where she first picked it up, only for it to be picked up by another girl – an indication, perhaps, that the second girl would be having a great time on her own? “Ceci n’est pas un rêve” is a lovely clip to chase the doldrums away!
Here in the Lomography magazine we often venture to the community’s Movies section, where we’re able to stumble upon shorts that do not only depict interesting storylines but are also well-executed. The new Kino Stories series aims to put the well-deserved spotlight on these gems, so keep those creative juices flowing and tell us your story! Who knows, you just might get featured in an upcoming installment!