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La robe rouge

A red dress sparks a silent journey through supernatural realms.


Lars Kemnitz’s enigmatic creation for the 2023 Neuchâtel Super 8 Film Festival, a short experimental mystery film, unfolds as a visual symphony bound by the festival’s unique constraints. Shot exclusively on a single cartridge of super 8 film with in-camera post-production limitations, Kemnitz crafts a mesmerizing tale in the rural landscapes of Switzerland. Michèle Bielser’s silent performance takes center stage, steering the narrative without the crutch of dialogue, adding an intriguing layer to the film’s mystique.

Against the picturesque backdrop of nature, the story unfolds as Bielser stumbles upon a red dress hanging from a tree, setting in motion a sequence of supernatural events. Kemnitz skillfully captures these moments with artistic finesse, leveraging the aesthetic charm of Super 8 film to its full potential. The narrative, infused with a nod to fantasy author C. S. Lewis in its conclusion, is a testament to Kemnitz’s prowess in storytelling.

The film’s overall allure lies not just in its captivating mystery but also in the commendable acting, the seamless integration of the Super 8 medium, and the enchanting connection with nature’s scenic beauty, making it a truly unique and memorable cinematic experience.

La Robe Rouge


Runtime: 3 min
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