A Still Life

Drama, 2021


Experimental Festival
AFDA Study Year: 3rd
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 10
Rating: PG
Viewing Restriction: A

Liliana, a young artist, arrives at her studio to attempt to create work. As she begins to paint, she is almost immediately confronted with memories of her past lover. She attempts to push these memories from her mind, but is ultimately unable to as each time she paints, another memory sparks in her mind. She stops painting in order to collect herself, before looking back at her work. She sees that a large yellow image has appeared on her work – an image she did not paint herself. She chucks the work aside in order to begin a new one. Later in the day and in the midst of her latest work, her friend, Gizelle arrives. Gizelle checks on Liliana, bringing her food and reminding her to take care of herself. She leaves, telling Liliana that she loves her. Liliana settles down to continue painting. As she touches her brush to the canvas, she becomes consumed by yellow paint which runs up her arms. This moment is interrupted by the sound of her ex-lover. She begins to live the memory of the day he left her. The story unfolds...


Liliana - Reabetswe Gaentswe
Gizelle - Khanyisile Mahlangu
John - Cole Reeders


Writer - Lauren Urmson
Director - Lauren Urmson
Executive Producer - Zain Omarjee
Cinematographer - Estee McNaughton
Production Designer - Anke Hurn
Costume, Make-up and Styling - Keikelame Mogorosi
Editor - Khayalethu Nkosi
Sound Design - Sibongile Jijwa
Composer - Joshua Lees
Visual Effects - Anele Xala
Data Wrangler - Khayelihle Phakathi
Colourist/Grader - Khayelihle Phakathi


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