Paris Window

  • 85'
  • United States
  • 2018

Paris Window was the first feature film project by Amanda Kramer (although the film wasn't finished until after Ladyworld, 2018), and was made on an ultra-low budget. This hermetic chamber piece was shot in the filmmaker’s own apartment. An adult brother and sister, Julian and Sunny, live together. Their close relationship is characterised by all kinds of rituals. Sunny regularly goes out to work, but Julian remains indoors, watching weird new age infomercials. When Sunny gets into a relationship with a man who looks a lot like Julian, their relationship is put under pressure. Influenced by the TV, Julian starts to suspect a conspiracy against him.

The role of Julian/David is a clever double role for Noel David Taylor, who also co-wrote the screenplay, and Sunny is played by Sophie Kargman, who gives an incredible performance, including a fully-improvised and – seemingly fully-possessed! – dance sequence that has to be seen to be believed.

Screens in combination with Intervene

See also Big Talk: Amanda Kramer

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Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 14 February 9:00 CET



  • 85'
  • United States
  • 2018
Director
Amanda Kramer
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
United States
Year
2018
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
85'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producers
Benjamin Shearn, Amanda Kramer, Katrina Kudlick, Sophie Kargman
Sales
Benjamin Shearn
Screenplay
Amanda Kramer, Noel David Taylor
Cinematography
Patrick Meade Jones
Editor
Benjamin Shearn
Sound Design
Alex Tyson
Music
Ben Babbitt
Cast
Sophie Kargman, Noel David Taylor, Gina Piersanti, Anna Cordell, Lauriane Gilliéron, Ben Seeder, Corinne Chooey
Director
Amanda Kramer
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
United States
Year
2018
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
85'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producers
Benjamin Shearn, Amanda Kramer, Katrina Kudlick, Sophie Kargman
Sales
Benjamin Shearn
Screenplay
Amanda Kramer, Noel David Taylor
Cinematography
Patrick Meade Jones
Editor
Benjamin Shearn
Sound Design
Alex Tyson
Music
Ben Babbitt
Cast
Sophie Kargman, Noel David Taylor, Gina Piersanti, Anna Cordell, Lauriane Gilliéron, Ben Seeder, Corinne Chooey

Programme IFFR 2022

Focus: Amanda Kramer

After years helming her own underground dance label, Amanda Kramerhas turned her vibrant vision to the seventh art with an aesthetic that is wild yet probing. Her films showcase bold performances, and grapple with the unknowability and instability of life and human psychology, pushing cinema to its limits.

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