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Synopsis

An experimental documentary which has at its heart a poignant character study of a 17 year-old lesbian living in Newcastle, England, Closer innovatively explores the process of documentary filmmaking and boldly challenges traditional forms of storytelling.

Produced without a script and in close collaboration with the subject, Annelise Rodger, the filmmaker presents a hypnotizing array of montages and fictive sequences to introduce the day-to-day happenings of this extraordinary person. From the streets of Newcastle - where we find Annelise speaking frankly to the camera about her experiences as a young lesbian - to the emotionally charged reenactment of hercoming out to her mother, this highly original film provides a rare auto-portrait wherefiction and documentary collide. In the end what emerges is not only a remarkable encounter with a young woman, but also a story that has broader implications about being young, being at the cusp of adulthood, and finding one's identity.

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
24 mins
Format
35mm, Betacam Sp, Digi Beta
Director
Tina Gharavi
Producer
Tina Gharavi
Editor
Tina Gharavi
Director of Photography
Toshiaki Ozawa
Sound
Tommy Hair
Music
Nicola Lumley, Jon Howard
Principal Cast
Annelise Rodger, Nina Hajiyianni

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Production Company

Bridge + Tunnel Productions
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UK

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