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It's A Strange World

35mm, 16mm, 8mm, HD, DV | 27 min

WINNER of the Silver Palm Award - Mexico International Film Festival.

A surreal story of a beautiful woman’s hallucination through an abstract and bizarre world.

Eve’s perception of life gets distorted after she drinks out of a flower, finding herself floating through an incoherent dream and ultimately lost in the memories of her past, present and future. In the end, Eve’s mind breaks the barriers of logic and eventually transcends consciousness.

Her journey travels through four stages: The Dream, The Circus, The Bunny and The Awakening.

Shot over three years and cast with non-actors, and with the help of the San Francisco school of circus arts, this film is truly a labor of love.

Said pushes narrative boundaries through visions of Eve’s lush, incoherent flight through memory, time and consciousness. It’s a Strange World has screened at the de Young Museum in San Francisco in 2009 as well as other exhibition venues with live orchestration.

Crew

  • Written and Directed by Hassan Said
  • Edited by Jason Michael Roberts
  • Cinematography by Lautaro D'Amato
  • Original Music by Nicole Calhoun and Lautaro D'Amato
  • Music Performed by The Strange Orchestra

Starring

Nicole Calhoun, Tim O'Hara, Lautaro D'Amato, Kacie Velie, Fernando Garcia, Damir Harasic, Caitlin O'Hare.