KEREN CYTTER – FOUR SEASONS (DENMARK 2009, 12:15 MIN.)

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The story of Four Seasons revolves around a woman entering her neighbor’s apartment to complain about the loud music but finds the neighbor naked in his bathtub and bleeding. The narrative then becomes more complex and incoherent, as the man continuously refers to her as “Stella”, even though she keeps on telling him that her name is Lucy. The absurd story line, referring to Roman Polanski’s The Tenant (1976) and Tennessee Williams’ film A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) as much as to Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up (1966) or Jorge Louis Borges’ novel The Immortal (1949), makes from Four Seasons a spectacular, lo-fi mixture of film-noir, thriller, documentary, soap opera and melodrama.

BIO: Born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1977, Keren Cytter studied at The Avni Institute in Tel Aviv and at de Ateliers in Amsterdam. Inspired by direct experiences and observations of her surroundings as well as by the famous filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock, Tennesse Williams, Roman Polanski or Jack Smith, Cytter makes films that portray characters entangled in complicated relationships, simultaneously connected to and alienated from one another. Her work has been the subject for numerous one-person exhibitions at venues such as Tate Modern Turbine Hall in London, X Initiative in New York, KW institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin or included in thematic exhibitions such as Faro Mondi / Making Worlds at the 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Bienniale de Venezia, Venice; Television Delivers People, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and many more.