THE ENDLESS DAY / EL DÍA QUE RESISTÍA
(Alessia Chiesa, Argentina, 2018, 98 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
Alone in an isolated house in the countryside, Fan, Tino, and Claa (9, 7, and 5) wait for their parents to come back. Among games and tales, the waiting becomes unusually long while the solitude grows unsettling. In the midst of a strange and confusing atmosphere, the children’s apparently innocent and playful world begins to reveal its darker side.
“The Endless Day represents the unimaginable dark side of the world of childhood through a tone of strangeness. It looks in a slightly different way at situations that would normally be perceived as banal or go unnoticed, making them feel odd and out of place and thus opening the door to many questions. This film constructs storytelling through feelings, atmosphere, and questions rather than pretending to provide answers that would directly and simply satisfy the spectator but also withdraw from them the possibility of a personal opening and discovery.” –Alessia Chiesa
Thursday, September 5, 7:15pm
Anthology Film Archives