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Love - Hate Relationship by Sarina Nihei

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Sarina Nihei's Love-Hate Relationship is a film that seems to come from the netted emotion of the unconscious, all the while being beautifully drawn by a conscious hand.

The thin pen drawings in this film- colored in with what looks like magic markers—launch a child’s story. But the color scheme, with its browns, yellows, and reds, feels bruised by the stories of human beings, and emotions are sunk in a family trauma that plays out in scenes of oral fixation: An old man offers up the door code for home with his tongue, a half-naked couple threateningly suck a cigarette in the hall, a mother slugs from a wine bottle even though a glass is handy. Mom— her lipstick, her rouge, and her fiery hair, all in red—gives her son a last oral fix he seems too young to drink, a coffee that overflows. Pain seems swallowed, and talking heads march over the pages of books like they do in The Play of Independent Heads (a previous film from Nihei).

Added on 29 Jul 2016

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