Sara CwynarStill: Glass Life
Sara CWYNAR (1985, Canada) is a designer, artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Brooklyn. She studied English Literature at the University of British Columbia, Design at York University, and holds an MFA from Yale University. Cwynar is interested in how design and popular images work on our psyches, in how visual strategies infiltrate our consciousness. She considers how familiar, often sentimental images smooth over unpleasant realities, to cover up “the systems of control embedded within our social, economic, and political lives”. Cwynar has held solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. Her first films, Soft Film (2016) and Rose Gold (2017), both screened at IFFR 2018, where the latter was rewarded with a Tiger Short Award. In 2019, she returned to Rotterdam with the European premiere of Red Film (2018), which won the Tiger Short award. Glass Life (2021), a world premiere at IFFR 2022, is also part of the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition.
(all short) Soft Film (2016), Rose Gold (2017), Red Film (2018), Glass Life (2021)
Wikipedia, Sara Cwynar
Sara Cwynar at IFFR
A dizzying array of colours, textures and literary quotations point to the perfidious capitalist pressures on women to conform and consume.
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P&I Selection 2022