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26 October 2020

The New Abnormal

by Syd Briscoe


Short Films: “We Shall Not Return” - 87s

Shot during lockdown with the support of a network of DOPs, this striking short film from Stuart Langfield suggests a return to normal isn't the goal we should be aiming for post-Covid. The atmospheric piece urges us to become better, more compassionate humans in a post-pandemic world - ones who focus less on personal gain and more on the wonder of the world around us.

While moving forwards seems as far away now as it did back in March, there's a compelling conciseness to Langfield's film which suggests that even though the future may feel in permanent limbo, it will - eventually - be in the offing. Distinctive visuals of fire, water, and plant life emphasise a commitment to healing nature in addition to ourselves, too.


Director: Stuart Langfield
Director's Agent: You Are Here Ⓟ Ⓦ

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