An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

  • 93'
  • USA
  • 2012
One evening in 2006, the young American filmmaker Terence Nance receives a phone call from the woman he had been trying to build up a relationship with for some time. She can’t come. He starts having his doubts. Why did she back out?
Open-hearted, sharp and playful, Nance tries in An Oversimplification of Her Beauty to trace all the elements of his feelings about the evening back to their true origins. Fantasies, feelings and memories roll over the screen in the form of documentary footage, live action and a wide range of animation styles. And in addition there are the inevitable questions that the maker must pose: How well does he know himself? Is he not being deceived by his own feelings?
For a phenomenon that everybody occasionally experiences, the starting point for An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is surprisingly seldom the subject of films. What goes on in your body as you experience emotions at a certain point? And how ‘sure’ is that moment really?


Director
Terence Nance
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
93'
Medium
HDcam
Language
English
Producers
Terence Nance, Andrew Corkin, James Bartlett
Production Company
www.media.mvmt.com
Sales
www.media.mvmt.com
Screenplay
Terence Nance
Cinematography
Matthew Bray, Shawn Peters
Editor
Terence Nance
Sound Design
Vincent Wheeler
Music
Terence Etc.
Website
http://www.mvmtfilms.com