Playing with the feature Mister Limbo
2020 / 5 min / USA / Experimental
Directed by Vasilios Papaioannu
“Parenthesis,” a short impressionistic poem, liberates the inserted thought from its master. The film’s mirrored beginning and ending render the inserted material, not as an explanation or afterthought but rather as the dominant point where the natural and civilized worlds claim their separate space before colliding, as the continual breathing of the sea becomes increasingly intense and urgent. Whatever may be going on in the outside world is kept at bay by the visual parentheses.