Ok, here’s the thing. First of all, Sundowning is a completely insane story. Isolation, memory loss, every single thing in Frank Rinaldi‘s movie looks so slow and it’s like – wtf is this movie about? Maybe the best answer to that question is this one – Rinaldi’s film is actually an avant-garde experimental sci-fi drama! Imagine that, huh. Or, even better, check out the trailer for the whole thing and see what I’m talking about!
Shot on location in Singapore, Sundowning is the portrayal of Shannon, a young woman who has lost her cognition and memory. She is content, but lacks any recollection of her past, her family, or her own identity. She lives in pacified near-isolation, sharing an apartment with Susan, her gentle yet enigmatic caretaker.
The film examines Shannon’s experiences through observations of her quotidian activities as they occur under Susan’s watchful gaze.
Sundowning was shot with Super 16mm Kodak film, and the movie was influenced by neo and hyperrealist films, but also draws from elements of Technicolor imagery, science fiction, experimental film and video art. Moments inspired by the latter counterbalance the minimalist nature of the film, and further facilitate an intimate understanding of Shannon’s perception.
Sundowning stars Shannon Fitzpatrick and Susah Chau, and the movie had it’s world premiere at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival.
Unfortunately, at this moment there’s still nothing about the official release date but I guess we’ll soon find out that.
In the mean time, let us know what you think about it so far!