Sweden 2006, HD-video, Swedish spoken, English subtitles, 68’
Your text remembers more than you remember.
I can never remember things the same way.
I write more than I have time to read. I never read my notes.
I’ve never read my notes. Until now.
I read things in my notes that I have never written.
(dialogue excerpt from Betraktaren/The Viewer)
The film Betraktaren/The Viewer once again features Rebecka Hemse, this time together with another remarkable actor, Tomas Pontén. The script in The Viewer unfolds before the camera and developed parallel to the process of filming. The combination of improvised monologues and post-scripted dialogues reflect on role-playing and the self, resulting in a layered play on identity and truth. What is believable and what is convincing?