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Quite Contrary

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Synopsis

Quite Contrary tells the tale of a bored man. It is both a study of loneliness and a patient, quiet film. Emotionally blank, the man is compelled to fill his moments with incident. The distractions he stumbles across, a lawnmower, an ashtray, Mary, are pleasurable and frivolous. They cannot be maintained. The man does not enjoy himself, but rather avoids a lack of enjoyment.

With others drawn to him, and with a natural urge towards introspection, the man is forced to make decisions with consequences. Quite Contrary is whimsical and sad, as is the man. Both are fictitious.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
57 mins 13 secs
Format
DV
Director
Donal Coonan, Michael O'Kelly
Producer
Donal Coonan, Michael O' Kelly
Editor
Donal Coonan, Michael O' Kelly
Screenwriter
Michael O' Kelly
Director of Photography
Donal Coonan
Sound
Tim Jordan
Music
Michael O' Kelly, Alice Ross
Principal Cast
Michael O' Kelly, Laura McDermot, Donald Newholm, Alex Bothwell, Nathan Joyce

Genre

Production Company

Chlorofilm Productions
22 Kings Hall Road
Beckenham, Kent
BR3 1LU
UK

T 00 44 (0)20 8778 3353
F 00 44 (0)20 8291 2185

planeticose@hotmail.com

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Company

Chlorofilm Productions
22 Kings Hall Road
Beckenham, Kent
BR3 1LU
UK

T 00 44 (0)20 8778 3353
F 00 44 (0)20 8291 2185

planeticose@hotmail.com