A Strange New Beauty

  • 9 10
  • 2017
  • 49min
A Strange New Beauty
  • Original Title: A Strange New Beauty

This experimental film mixes contemplative observations of the interior of Silicon Valley homes with actorly reflections involving text, screen-splitting and other spatial games.

A Strange New Beauty

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Cinéma du Réel/ DokLeipziG/ Argos Centre for Art and Media/ Filmladen, Kassel/ Kino Arsenal/ Lenfest Center for the Arts/ Microscope Gallery/ Tartu World Film Festival/ Bucharest Int’l Experimental Film Festival/ Fotograf Festival/ 100 Ways to Live a Minute

A Strange New Beauty. The homes of Silicon Valley

This documentary is a disturbing intrusion into the luxurious homes of Silicon Valley.

Using an aggressive soundtrack and a full frame often fractured into small rectangles covered by text, Silver reveals a deafening violence behind the glittering beauty and deceptively calm of this suburban landscape. 

There is no human presence, but the homes seem to contain a memory of disturbing events, to bear the traces of a savagery just offscreen.

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