Hirofumi Nakamoto
Japan, 10 min
World premiere

Paranormal activities in a dark hotel room. A legion of small crabs invades an alien space, an area unmistakably conceived for humans. An infrared camera captures their movements and follows the crabs moving freely around the room. Director Hirofumi Nakamoto, selected at Berlinale with his previous work The Silent Passengers, presents a nocturnal variation of his original sci-fi-like approach.

Light goes off and an invisible world appears. A para-scientific, para-documentaristic, and somewhat “paranormal” experiment in a completely dark hotel room. A legion of small crabs invades an alien space, an area unmistakably conceived for humans, while an infrared camera captures their movements and follows the crabs moving freely around the room. They climb a telephone set, fall on a bed, escape from a suitcase, conquer a pillow. An impossible meeting of points of view seems to drive the film. As we look at the crabs we can suppose they aren’t aware of our eyes on them, but they certainly look at us, at our objects, at our environment, at the person filming them, in the most mysterious and unfathomable way (of which we, humans, have no conscience). Director Hirofumi Nakamoto, at Berlinale with his previous work Silent Passengers, presents a nocturnal variation of his very personal research.

Paolo Moretti

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Duration
10 min
Year
2014
Country
Japan
Section
Compétition Internationale Courts Métrages
Premiere
World premiere
Language
no dialogue
Production
Hirofumi Nakamoto
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