Love Under Mercury

  • 34'
  • United Kingdom
  • 2000
Daguerre discovered the potential of photography when he accidentally spilt some drops of mercury from a broken thermometer. Several years later, the first daguerrotypists displayed signs of mercury poisoning: irritation, insomnia and 'childish over-emotionality' - the same symptoms as of a broken heart. So science - like film (and love) - evokes magic transformations that are each tragedies.
Director
Steve Hawley
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
United Kingdom
Production Year
2000
Festival Edition
IFFR 2001
Length
34'
Medium
16mm
Language
English
Producer
Steve Hawley
Sales
LUX (Oud)
Screenplay
Steve Hawley
Cinematography
Steve Hawley
Music
Steve Hawley