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19 January 2020

A Collection of Parts

by Syd Briscoe

Short Films: “Diary of Hidden Bodies” - 3 mins 12s

The fundamental idea of what it means to inhabit a body comes under scrutiny in this intriguing short film by Joan Bosch. While we all become aware that we're merely grey matter piloting a flesh-covered skeleton from time to time, Spaniard Bosch takes that brief existential crisis and distils it into a far more nuanced examination of what it means to physically be.

With intimate, painterly visuals focused on the human body in different settings - a darkened bedroom, a river - there's a stillness to the piece which makes the viewer suddenly aware of their own presence, breath, and heartbeat. Breaking down the body into its fundamental components, this is an artistic, thought-provoking piece which strikes a melancholy yet not entirely hopeless tone.

Film Production: Antiestático Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Joan Bosch Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Camila Cristeche
Prod Company's Agent: Agent Elson Ⓟ Ⓦ
Cinematographer: Laura Hojas
Art Department: Aina Nogué
Editor: Joan Bosch
Colourist: Fran Cóndor
Written By: Joan Bosch

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