38 (2021), 23 min

Vivid interruptions of sound and images fragment the psychic landscape of a 38-year-old woman who becomes obsessed with the social media presence of the young woman who broke up her relationship. The latest entry in Chew and Durand’s ongoing examination of the embodied experience of our hybrid online-IRL existence, 38 mines contemporary life’s nuanced exchanges between longing and looking, voyeurism and the desire to be seen.

World premiere at New York Film Festival
Screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam

Writer / Director / Editor: Micaela Durand & Daniel Chew
Starring: Curie Choi, Alicia Novella Vasquez
Camera: Eric K. Yue
Score: Okkyung Lee
Music: Miho Hatori, Nitzer Ebb