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La femme disparue

An experimental mystery short.
3/5

Review

Written and directed by Lars Kemnitz, ‘La femme disparue’ (The Woman who Disappeared) is a mystery short with an unconventional and experimental narrative. Alexa Harms stars as a partially clothed woman who wakes in a forest. Enticed by the surroundings, the woman explores with child-like curiosity and fascination. The 3-minute film is shot in Super 8mm and without dialogue.

Suspense navigates the narrative from the off-set – the protagonist attempts to make sense of where she is and what led her to the location. Alexa Harms’s performance provides insightful viewing, but unfortunately the narrative fails to hold engagement long enough. The experimental aspect of ‘La femme disparue’ deserves high praise for its bold use of cinematography (Super 8-mm) which certainly rewards visual stimulation. Sound is equally praiseworthy.

As a mystery-drama, the storyline feels too simplistic and uncomplicated – with no narrative resolution. An engaging narrative with conflict and a catalyst would seal the success of its genre – but the entire short plays out like a scene. Kemnitz (Writer/Director) has created an artistic piece of work that has authentic visual beauty. ‘La femme disparue’ is recommended for its experimental themes and filmmaking style.
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La femme disparue

An experimental mystery short.
3/5

Review

Written and directed by Lars Kemnitz, ‘La femme disparue’ (The Woman who Disappeared) is a mystery short with an unconventional and experimental narrative. Alexa Harms stars as a partially clothed woman who wakes in a forest. Enticed by the surroundings, the woman explores with child-like curiosity and fascination. The 3-minute film is shot in Super 8mm and without dialogue.

Suspense navigates the narrative from the off-set – the protagonist attempts to make sense of where she is and what led her to the location. Alexa Harms’s performance provides insightful viewing, but unfortunately the narrative fails to hold engagement long enough. The experimental aspect of ‘La femme disparue’ deserves high praise for its bold use of cinematography (Super 8-mm) which certainly rewards visual stimulation. Sound is equally praiseworthy.

As a mystery-drama, the storyline feels too simplistic and uncomplicated – with no narrative resolution. An engaging narrative with conflict and a catalyst would seal the success of its genre – but the entire short plays out like a scene. Kemnitz (Writer/Director) has created an artistic piece of work that has authentic visual beauty. ‘La femme disparue’ is recommended for its experimental themes and filmmaking style.
La femme disparue Short Film e1651757090931

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