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Chloé Terren

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Fiction, 2019, 22′

Chloé Terren’s graduation film is a mix between Rear Window in times of gentrification, with a familiar love story. Raphaël is taking care of his grandmother’s apartment, while she stays in a nursing home and has to decide whether to tell her the truth or not.

The square windows, with rounded corners, of the Aillaud Towers show us a dawning Paris. But they also show us the inside of Oda’s apartment, Rafaël’s grandmother, who takes care of the house while she is away. They also show us the daily affairs of Oda’s neighbours that Rafaël unveils. Or perhaps the adventures he imagines, to comfort her. (Ana Cabral Martins)