Charlotte Zhang The Lining
Teenage strife: “I feel like I’m up against time”.
Time and love become elusive forces in Charlotte Zhang’s glimpse into the life of a young Los Angelean. We are invited to listen in on the protagonist’s simultaneously murky and revealing conversations with their mother and best friend. Their mother’s advice, “you’re not really stuck … just be patient," is paralleled by the film's own static frames and unhurried pacing. To drive the point home, musical intermissions unfold in contrast with the background groan of LA’s relentless highway traffic.
Charlotte Zhang is a filmmaker and occasional writer from Vancouver Island, currently studying Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts.
As part of ‘We Love You’, a multidisciplinary programme on love beyond the romantic and the self - sep oct nov dec 2019.
In collaboration with Images Festival Toronto & Steffanie Ling
CA, 2018, 21’, English spoken, no titles
Loops every 30’