Shelly Silver

2003 | 01:10:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Death and Dying, Expedition/Travel, Film or Videomaking, Mental Landscape, Surveillance

suicide is 70 packed minutes of a fictional filmmaker's crazed ruminations on travel, family history, death and sex as she traverses a world of malls, airports and train stations, chronicling her fiercely hopeful search for a reason to continue living.

Shot to resemble a personal diary film, and starring the director herself as the imaginary filmmaker heroine, suicide is edgy, dark and funny; an audacious act of flirting with the revelatory autobiographical. It is a wild ride, as the heroine slips ever further into the shadow areas between the real and the imagined....

"Subverts the norms of both travelogue and video diary." --A.O. Scott, The New York Times 

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Special Jury Prize, Media Forum 2004, XXVI Moscow International Film Festival