Over het naar gezichten in de wolken speuren

  • 50'
  • Netherlands
  • 2009
A film that pretends to be a semi-scientific investigation into an intangible phenomenon: the human capacity to see faces in the clouds of smoke from the WTC or on a faded photo of Mars. Blom maps out the boundary conditions of this phenomenon by starting from two epicentres of proven pareidolia. He poses associative questions to several unusual individuals who live around Lourdes and Loch Ness and also films a well-known psychological drawing experiment at the local schools. Are we any wiser? Not really, because you can't let statistics loose on amazement. In its quest, On Looking for Faces in the Clouds itself becomes a pareidolia.

Director
Sander Blom
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2009
Length
50'
Medium
DV cam PAL
International title
On Looking for Faces in the Clouds
Languages
English, French
Producer
Denis Vaslin
Production Company
Volya Films
Sales
Volya Films
Screenplay
Sander Blom
Cinematography
Vladas Naudzius
Editor
Stella van Voorst van Beest