Loosely inspired by the Argentinean sci-fi novella, ‘The Invention of Morel’, by Adolfo Byo Casare, this is the story of a young loner named Jorge who has created two inventions: Pandora’s Camera, which can duplicate and preserve reality, and a pair of glasses that can inject memories into the viewer's mind.
Using the camera, Jorge attempts to capture and preserve a perfect moment of happiness between him and his lover in Paris.
The story is told through the eyes of Louise, Jorge’s lover, as she begins to question the true nature of their relationship and reality. Ultimately it is a film about obsession, in the guise of a sci-fi black comedy.
The boyish 'american in paris pursuing his sweet amour' mood at the film’s outsetis thrown on its head as the movie’s big surprise takes you on a dark journey indeed!
Written, directed, edited, scored and produced by Christian Carroll, who also plays the inventor Jorge, it is a work of great imagination, shot in a black and white Nouvelle Vague style, with nods to the silent movies of Louise Brooks.
It perfectly encapsulates both the independent spirit of the festival as well as its science fiction and fantastic film qualities.