ART 4850: Third Contact

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013
December 13, 2013 @ 6:00 am

Lucien Freud, grandson of Sigmund Freud is one of many featured artist in the Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery exhibition. His gripping self-portrait, Hotel Bedroom, creates in one scene, a drama with an unlimited story line. From the mysterious figure of Freud in the shadows, to the haunting expression on the face of his wife lying down, it is at once mysterious and compelling.

Independent filmmaker Simon Horrocks’ Third Contact, combines a surreal attack on the senses with the exploration of loss, depression, and death.

The film centers around Dr David Wright, an emotionally tormented psychotherapist filled with anguish after a patient’s apparent suicide and loss of his lover. He questions whether it is those that are happy that are truly insane and makes an attempt on his own life, only to be interrupted by Erika Maurer, the patient’s sister, who wants to discuss the strange circumstances surrounding her brother’s death. With nothing more to go on than a list of memories the two embark on a journey of discovery that gets more mysterious and obscure the further they delve.

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