Retrospekt – English subs
Intense new film by Esther Rots
At Mette’s Domestic Violence Support Centre no appropriate or safe care can be found for Miller. Mette seizes this opportunity to help, hoping to find distraction and constructiveness from her own domestic problems. She offers her spare bed to Miller, whilst being fully aware of the potential consequences and dangers of her actions.
Esther Rots previously made the award winning film Kan door huid heen. Retrospekt had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and was selected for the Berlinale.
Distilled into Circé Lethem’s rock-solid performance as the traumatized Mette, Rots’ intelligent, ferociously empathetic but deeply unsentimental portrait doesn’t just use fragmentary images, nonlinear editing, and the deliberate rupture of the past into the present to evoke the smash-and-grab effect of deep shock.Variety