Scene from the film Abiding
Scene from the film Abiding
Scene from the film Abiding
Scene from the film Abiding
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Abiding is a short film that questions the sequential and fragmentary nature of cinema. The artist removed the shutter of his camera and pulled the 35mm film manually in a single gesture. Without shutter the continuous influx of light disrupted the traditional representation and blurred the boundaries between cinema, photography and painting. The trees and the houses lose their solidity, the world appears melted together in a single image shifting in time.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Runtime
    5 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Netherlands
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2019
    • Indielisboa 2020
    • Goshort International Short Film Festval Nijmegen 2020
    • Revolutions Per Minute Festival 2020
  • Awards
    • SPECIAL MENTION @ Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2019 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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