St. Moritz Art Film Festival

Dara Friedman, Mandorla

2022 Colors PG N/A 10' 43''

Swiss Premiere

In Competition

In Mandorla, a form of neolithic sun-gazing compresses deep time and the momentary. The bright spiraling orbs chance intersection, their fleeting meetings revealing the cosmological symbol of the vesica piscis. Occasionally a panther laps water, her tail curling and uncurling, locking eyes with the viewer’s. Small boats flit by in animated jitters of nowness. An unsynchronized soundtrack of gong and violin notes allows space for the sound waves to lap haphazardly like ripples of water.