Rob Ulitski - 5th Feb 2020

An intimate relationship between a middle-aged woman and younger female lover is explored in this memorable video for Driftwood by fraternal directing duo Raf and Jan Roosens. 

Opening with a lingering shot of a conversation between the two women, we arrive at what appears to be a civilized conclusion to a brief affair. After a presumed physical encounter between the pair, we follow the older woman, and her attempts to keep the events separate from the family life she has built around her. 

Romantic yet tragic, the excitement of the relationship is quashed when reality sets in, and the older woman's emotions are torn as she begins to reflect upon the enormity of her actions, and its impact upon her other loved ones.

This is a sensitive handling of an explosive subject, with an impressive performances, particularly from Circé Lethem as the older woman. The cinematography utilises natural light sources to create a sense of realism and to represent her character living her life in an authentic way. There are no frills in either the visuals on-screen or in the character's life, and the aesthetic represents this. 

Credits

DirectorRaf Roosens
DirectorJan Roosens
ProducerRaf Roosens
Production CompanyRococo Content
Executive ProducerRaf Roosens
Production ManagerOlivier Hendrickx
Director of PhotographySander Vandenbroucke
Focus PullerBoris Godfroid
2nd ACEllen Gubbels
GafferPieter Jan Donckels
Make-upSigrid Volders
EditorWard Geerts
ColouristKene Illegems
Lead actorCircé Lethem, Cato Catteuw
Lead actorCato Catteuw

Rob Ulitski - 5th Feb 2020

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