EXPOSURE

By Kristjan KNIGGE

LONGSHIP FILMS - as PROD

LGBT - Post-Production 2017

The film is an exploration of memory and perception based on a simple, relateable event - a break-up.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • LGBT, Romance
    • Countries
    • PORTUGAL, NETHERLANDS, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Kristjan KNIGGE
    • Writer(s)
    • Jackie POPLAR
    • Producer(s)
    • Chris PARKER (LONGSHIP FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • It's the story of a break-up. The two women Jo (Geerteke van Lierop) and Rachel (Erica Anderson) were in a loving relationship and they broke up. This happened before our film starts. Our film is about their process in dealing with the break up. They each set off on a journey of self-reflection and contemplation.

      After finding a folder full of portraits of Rachel, Jo heads to Wisconsin to revisit the scenes in the photographs. Finding the same locations, Jo takes a series of self portraits trying to give the project and her life meaning and artistic merit.

      Lucy stays in the Algarve where the two women lived. She visits her favourite, beautiful, hauntingly empty beach, again and again, searcing for peace.

      These two journeys happen in parallel, and form the spine of the forward progression of the film. Two separate but synchronous journeys, intertwined.

      But there is a third story line. Their memory of the relationship: how they met, their first kiss, their love, their pain, the breakup. We see the collapse of the relationship in their mind. Each blaming the other (or each blaming themselves). We see fights, we see tender moments, we see their relationship through their memories that form a narrative, but disjointed and fragmented. Leading to a conclusion in which they might, or might not, get back together.