|Título||Secret Life (Original)|
|Dirigido por||Reynold Reynolds|
2008 ( Brasil )
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Secret Life is the first from a three-part cycle (the Secrets Trilogy) exploring the imperceptible conditions that frame life. It portrays a woman trapped in an apartment with a life of its own, but transcending the narrative horizons of human desire, the film visits upon us a glimpse of a shared and sacred reality. Have you ever wondered what time sees or experiences? Without mortal assumptions about time, the occupant of the apartment is no longer limited to unique location, but here, seen through the eye of time, space itself has now become alive, active, animated. Without the context of space and time, the woman's mind collapses and neglects the organization of her experience, leaving her only with sensations. The viewer may ask: Is it her mind or is it time itself that creates the uncontrolled and uncontrollable environment? Reynolds suggests that all living things are endowed with consciousness, meaning all living things have awareness, possibly even self-awareness (with the possible exception of the films human protagonist). While the space increases in its activity, the woman becomes an ever more passive element in her world. She goes through the rooms only observing the direction of her life oblivious to where time is taking her. She moves at a mechanical speed and her mind is like a clock whose hands pin the events of her life to the tapestry of time, all the while, the truth is transcendentally reflected in the mechanical eye of the camera. Her thoughts escape her and come to life, growing like the plants that inhabit the space around her: living, searching, feeling, breathing and dying.